Woman Apologises For Telling News Reporter Nice Terror Attack Had Ruined Her Shopping Trip
A British tourist has apologised for telling a journalist that the sickening terror attack in Nice last night had ruined a shopping trip.
At least 84 people were killed and a further 18 have been left critically injured, including children, after a truck deliberately crashed into a crowd of people who were celebrating Bastille Day in the city.
When Sky News reporter asked Lucy Nesbitt-Comaskey to give her perspective as a British tourist in the area, she replied: "The first thing about it and I know this is awful and maybe a bit selfish but it did spoil our shopping trip.
"We bought all these lovely shopping [sic] and now I can't be bothered with it - it just doesn't mean anything now."
Sky News Witness - "I know it sounds selfish but it really has ruined my shopping trip" WTF pic.twitter.com/iqWaYgXxfA
- Dean (@DeanCoombes) 14 July 2016
However, the woman has now apologised and claimed she was "totally distressed and shocked" when she made the comments.
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"My sincere condolences to the French people who have lost their loved ones today in Nice," she said.
"I'm deeply sorry if my interview with Sky News sounded uncompassionate [sic]. I was totally distressed and shocked. My words came out wrong. Once again sorry."
Our thoughts are with the people of Nice.
Words by Sian Broderick
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