15/07/2016 10:24 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:50 PM AEST

Horrifying Footage Captures The Moment Truck Plow Through Nice Crowd

Eric Gaillard / Reuters

Shocking video footage shows a large white truck blasting into a crowd gathered at a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France, on Thursday.

At least 84 people were viciously killed and dozens injured and traumatized in what officials called “a terrorist attack” as the vehicle, loaded with guns and grenades, zigzagged with its headlights off to “kill as many as possible,” according to one witness.

“Nobody in the way stood a chance,” Pierre Roux told the New York Times, recalling that there was no honking as the truck plowed through the terrified crowd.

The footage below appears to show frantic officials trying to get the truck to stop before it speeds ahead toward the crowded street.

Warning: The video below contains disturbing footage.

Law enforcement officers later shot the driver of the truck to death.

Eyewitnesses described carnage at the scene, bodies strewn along the road, and devastated, stunned relatives. Thousands were gathered to watch a Bastille Day fireworks display, an annual tradition.

President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned the attack, offering “any assistance” to the French needed to “bring those responsible to justice.”

“We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack,” Obama said in a statement.