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At least 84 people are dead after a lorry ploughed through the packed crowds gathered for Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, in Southern France. On Thursday, people gathered in the streets of the French Riviera in the town of Nice to celebrate Bastille Day where spectators were watching fireworks on account of the French National Day, when a truck drove straight into the crowd, killing at least 84, according to the latest reports and critically injuring 18.

Politicians and celebrities alike took to Twitter and other social media sites to express their condolences about the attack. President Barack Obama released a statement following the attack.

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“On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians,” Obama said in a statement.

The driver reportedly zig-zagged his way through the crowds along the promenade CREDIT: MATRIXPICTURES.CO.UK
The driver reportedly zig-zagged his way through the crowds along the promenade CREDIT: MATRIXPICTURES.CO.UK

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded. I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack. On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life.”

While celebrities took to Twitter and Instagram to express their condolences:

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