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'People started running and screaming' - South African in Nice

Kata du Toit is a cabin crew member and arrived in that country on lay-over yesterday.

Soldiers, police officers and firefighters walk near dead bodies covered with a blue sheets on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice on 15 July, 2016. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - A South African currently in Nice, where at least 84 people were killed in a terror attack during Bastille Day celebrations, says there was complete mayhem following the incident.

Kata du Toit is a cabin crew member and arrived in that country on lay-over yesterday.

Hundreds were injured when a 31-year-old Tunisian-born man fired a shot before mowing people down, watching a fireworks display.

WARNING: The video below contains graphic footage.

Authorities later shot and killed the man and found explosives, grenades and firearms in his vehicle.

Du Toit says she was dining at a local restaurant when she heard a shot fired and screaming.

"Just after we finished our food, people in the streets started rushing through, more and more people started coming [towards the restaurant]. People started running and some were crying and screaming."

She says she didn't understand what was happening, but she knew something was wrong.

"We asked them what was going on and all we heard was something's going on down at the terminal because they've heard gun shots and it was just crazy."

Meanwhile, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) says there's been no indication, from its embassy in France, of any South Africans injured or killed in the terror attacks in Nice.

Presidents Jacob Zuma has condemned the attack, saying terrorism in any form cannot be condoned.

Dirco spokesperson Clayson Monyela said: "President Zuma is saying terrorism in any form, shape and from whichever quarter it comes from, cannot be condoned. He stands firmly with the international committee condemning this attack."