A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades has plowed through a crowd of people on a sidewalk in the French resort city of Nice, killing at least 80 people. A group of Texas students were not too far away from the deaths.
Emily Laughlin, a law student at St. Mary's Law School in San Antonio is visiting Nice with four other students from the same school. They are part of a much larger group of about 30 students from St. Mary's attending a summer program in Austria, returning in mid-August.
"People just started to get panicked and they were running and screaming," said Laughlin to NBCDFW via Skype.
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"A bunch of us got on our hands and knees and we crawled into the bathroom."
Worried about a second attack, French officials are warning officials to stay indoors.
"The people who were outside were walking very quickly," said Laughlin. "You could tell everyone wanted to be back to their houses."