What These Weary Taxi Drivers Just Did For Nice Terror Victims Left Me In Tears

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Businesses in Nice are rushing to help victims of Thursday’s deadly attack.

Taxi companies in the area were offering free rides to people searching for relatives and hotels opened their doors to survivors in need of shelter after terror struck at the heart of the French city.

A truck drove into a crowd at Nice Bastille Day celebrations late Thursday, killing at least 84 people and leaving scores injured.

Police ordered people to evacuate the area and stay home. Local taxi services offered free transport to those who needed to get out of Promenade des Anglais, the main street in Nice where the attack happened.

Eyewitnesses on social media described how many taxi drivers worked throughout the night, helping people get to safety.

“Taxi drivers are about to collapse. Many volunteered all night to help people looking for their loved ones in hospitals,” Dov Alfon said on Twitter.

Uber also joined the effort, announcing free rides throughout the night. A spokesperson for the company said passengers who used the app in Nice would be reimbursed.

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