Pinay witness in Nice truck attack recalls experience
It was chaos, and there were mangled bodies everywhere.
This was how Emily Miclat, a Filipina based in the French city of Nice, described the moments after a heavy truck driven by a gunman ploughed into a thick crowd celebrating Bastille Day.
"Pagkatapos po ng firecrackers, mga seconds lang po, dumating po itong truck na ito. Inararo niya po yung maraming tao," she said in an interview on State of the Nation with Jessica Soho on Friday.
She said they were down by the beach when the attack happened and saw how the truck rammed into the crowd. "Nung umakyat po kami, nakita namin ang daming mga patay, wasak ang katawan po."
The attack, perpetrated by a 31-year-old Tunisian-born Frenchman, killed at least 84 people and injured scores of others.
Miclat said her initial reaction was that they were under attack by terrorists.
"Ang reaction ko po, kaagad po pumasok sa isipan ko is terrorist, kasi kaiba ang dating ng truck na iyon. Mabilis po ang pagtakbo niya. Talagang makikita mo ang motive niya ay pumatay ng tao," she said.
Miclat said no Filipinos were hurt in the incident, but they were told to take extra precaution and stay indoors afterward.
"Ang abiso po ng gobyerno dito ay mag-ingat at as much as possible ay huwag po munang lalabas sa loob ng tahanan," she said.
"Mahirap po ngayon ang sitwasyon namin dito kasi po maselan po, especially sa mga walang papel po," she said.
She also said as a result of the attack, traffic was rerouted, making it difficult for them to go to work. —KBK, GMA News
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