La Croisette, August 10, 2020, after the wind of panic. - Jacques Bernaroch - Sipa

They suffer from trauma to the legs or scrapes from falls. Forty-three people were injured Monday evening in Cannes in the panic movement that gripped the Croisette, according to the official report released by the prefecture.

Some were evacuated to the hospital by the 81 firefighters mobilized, others went there on their own. Their condition does not cause concern. This crowd phenomenon took place shortly before midnight after the broadcast of a rumor of shooting (s).

An open investigation

In the aftermath of this incredible panic, undoubtedly unconsciously fueled by the attack of July 14, 2016 in Nice, the authorities confirm what they have already said overnight: the numerous checks and inspections carried out by the police in the area. night show that no gunshot was fired at Cannes in the Croisette area. "The panic movement was therefore generated by a false rumor", insists the prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes, recalling "the importance of not relaying false information on social networks".

[#MouvementDeFoule] Do not relay false rumors like last night at #Cannes. Panic movements = injury and damage. Relay the information from the official accounts of @PoliceNationale, @ PoliceNat06 and @ prefet06, Twitter and FB: They are correct.

- Police Nationale 06 (@ PoliceNat06) August 11, 2020

All of this says a lot about the state of tension in society.

- David Lisnard (@davidlisnard) August 10, 2020

According to Nice Matin , an investigation has been opened to determine the causes of this general panic. But no suspect is wanted.


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