Evacuated passengers allowed to return to France’s Nice Airport, pick up their luggage

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A French tricolour flag (R) flies at half mast next to the Union flag (L) over Downing Street in central London on July 15, 2016, in honor and solidarity with the victims of the deadly attack in the southern French city of Nice on July 14, 2016. (CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

FRANCE — Passengers who were evacuated from France’s Nice Airport on Friday morning, a day after a terror attack left at least 84 people dead, have been allowed to return and pick up their luggage.

Passengers were ordered out of the airport, the terminal building was sealed off and military personnel were visible inside, an Associated Press reporter at the scene said.

The AP first reported the evacuation around 8 a.m., and within the hour evacuated passengers were said to have been allowed to return to get their luggage.

Additional details were not immediately available, and the reason for the evacuation was not clear.

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