Bomb scare in Nice ahead of England-Iceland matchhttps://indianexpress.com/article/sports/football/euro-2016-england-vs-iceland-bomb-scare-in-nice-ahead-2879808/

Bomb scare in Nice ahead of England-Iceland match

According to reports, more than 2,000 people were evacuated after a suspicious bag was found.

Euro 2016, Euro 2016 news, England vs Iceland, England vs Iceland football, England Iceland Euro 2016, England Iceland Nice, Nice bomb scare
England fans are out in large numbers ahead of the last-16 encounter against Iceland in Nice. (Source: AP)

A shopping mall has been evacuated in the French city of Nice, after a bomb scare set off panic, hours before England’s Euro 2016 match with Iceland

According to the Telegraph, more than 2,000 people were led from the centre after a suspicious bag was found.

Security forces stormed the building with machine guns, ordering everybody inside to leave following the discovery.

The Lingostiere Centre is just two miles from the city’s Stade de Nice where England will play Iceland this evening.

The bomb scare comes just two days after Nice Airport was evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious package.