Nice attack hits hard for Connecticut residents with French ties

Southwestern Connecticut residents with ties to France are once again coping with a tragedy in their homeland.

Southwestern Connecticut residents with ties to France are once again coping with a tragedy in their homeland.

Southwestern Connecticut residents with ties to France are once again coping with a tragedy in their homeland. (7/15/16)

GREENWICH - Southwestern Connecticut residents with ties to France are once again coping with a tragedy in their homeland.

Corine Lucas has lived in Connecticut for the last 17 years but recalls Nice from her youth growing up in France. Lucas recalled how busy the city gets on Bastille Day. 

“Everyone's there, even little ones,” says Lucas. “It's really a family time. People are happy. Lots of music.” 

When Lucas saw what happened in Nice, she says she burst into tears. More than 80 people were killed and over 200 were injured when a man plowed a refrigerated truck into a crowd there. 

The attack marked the third major terrorist attack in France in the last 18 months. Renee Ketcham, the president of Greenwich French Alliance, says that people in France are scared and now are more wary of their surroundings.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 12 on Health: Spike in flu cases
2 Connecticut Sportscast, Jan. 16
3 Word on the Street: Selfies
Tips to stay commited to your fitness resolution 4 Tips to stay committed to your fitness resolution
NEWS 12 WESTCHESTER: Confessed hit man Alejandro Garcia 5 Hit man cross-examined in Novack case

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE