Attack in Nice: Stars share their shock and sadness

Stars around the world have sent their love and prayers to Nice as the city in the south of France grapples with the aftermath of a terror attack on Thursday night (July 14). A speeding lorry drove into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais, killing at least 84 people.

French President Francois Hollande gave a televised address, fighting back tears as he said the nation had been "badly hit" and that the tragedy was of an "undeniable terrorist nature".

Three days of national mourning will also commence on Saturday for the victims, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced.


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French President Francois Hollande gave a televised address

Stars from Amy Schumer to Kim Kardashian have shared their condolences on social media, while politicians have condemned the attack.

The comedian tweeted a simple yet powerful message, "Enough #PrayForNice," while Kim wrote: "My heart goes out to everyone in Nice. Lots of prayers being sent your way. God the world needs you."

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The term "#prayfornice" started trending on Twitter

"My heart breaks for France. How do we stop this?" wrote Boy George.

Rihanna was in Nice at the time but her representative confirmed that she was "safe". Likewise, the cast and crew of Fifty Shades Darker have all been accounted for and are "safe and sound", the film's makers said.

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Rihanna announced on Instagram that she was cancelling her Nice show

Politicians have also shown their support for the European nation and its leader, Mr Hollande. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his country's shock over the attacks, stating that "Our sympathy is with the victims, and our solidarity is with the French people."

US President Barack Obama released a statement, writing: "We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest alley, as they respond to and recover from this attack.

"On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and demoncratic 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."

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