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EWU student visting Nice, France talks to KHQ about horrific attack

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EWU student Ashley Casto in Nice, France EWU student Ashley Casto in Nice, France
NICE, France -

At least 75 people were killed Thursday after a truck plowed through a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. Following the attack, France announced they would be investigating it as an act of terrorism.

KHQ reached out to an Eastern Washington University student who was in the area at the time of the attack in France. Ashley Casto is visiting Nice with a group of about 12 other EWU students who are studying abroad in France.

Casto was part of the crowd that was on the promenade celebrating Bastille Day, right next to a beach. Casto was heading home when the attack happened.

"“I heard a popping noise. I assumed it was fireworks going off," Casto said. "All of the sudden, there was a rush of people running towards us, yelling. I turned and ran with them and ran out of the area as fast as I could."

Casto said she didn't know exactly why everyone was running.

"I thought someone had opened fire on the street," she said.

Casto told KHQ everyone is okay, but she's obviously very shaken over what she witnessed. 

The president of EWU sent out this statement in regards to the attack:

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