84 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a 25-tonne truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, on Thursday night. But among the deaths, a new life began.A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth while sheltering alongside about 1,500 terrified people at a beach restaurant on the city’s Promenade des Anglais. It is believed the woman went into labour on a terrace area after her fear sparked her contractions.
She was quickly ushered into the Ruhl Plage’s air-conditioned kitchen, where some revellers were reportedly hiding in fridges in a desperate bid to stay alive.
A doctor who was at the scene assisted the woman, who had travelled to Nice from La Madeleine to watch the holiday fireworks with her husband and children. Shortly after the woman, who was nine months’ pregnant, gave birth to her baby in the kitchen.
The pair are thought to have later been transported to hospital by firefighters. Their conditions – and the baby’s sex – are currently unclear.