Nice lorry attack: U2's Bono 'caught up in Bastille Day terror atrocity'

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Bono was dining in a restaurant near the scene of the horrific Bastille Day lorry massacre in Nice at the time of the attack, it has been reported.

by Sebastian Mann, Evening Standard

The U2 singer was apparently caught up in the panic as the terror unfolded on the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday evening.

La Petite Maison restaurant owner Anne-Laure Rubi told French newspaper Le Parisien the 56-year-old was dining on the terrace near the seafront when the attack happened.

She said: "Suddenly I saw people running, without shouting. It was a silent panic. It was shocking."

Ms Rubi added Bono had been sat with friends in the upmarket French restaurant.

Customers took cover inside, before the premises were evacuated by the police. On Sunday the restaurant was closed and nobody was available for comment.

La Petite Maison is near where the cargo truck came to a halt after Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove through crowds, mowing down pedestrians. He was shot dead by police.

After the attack, U2 posted on their Twitter account: "Love is bigger than anything in its way - Bono, Edge, Adam, Larry."

Bono was not available for comment.

Additional reporting by PA

Original article: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/nice-lorry-attack-u2-s-bono-caught-up-in-bastille-day-terror-atrocity-a3297816.html

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