84 dead in Nice Bastille Day attack

84 people have been killed, several of them children, after a lorry ploughed into crowds celebrating France's national Bastille Day in Nice.

Francois Hollande says it was a "terrorist attack" and extends the country's state of emergency.

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Facebook activates safety check feature after Nice attack

The Facebook Safety Check tool Credit: Facebook

Facebook has activated its safety check feature to enable people in Nice to identify themselves or others as being unharmed after Thursday's Bastille Day terror attack.

Safety Check automatically sends users in an affected area a note asking if they are safe.

When a user clicks on "yes, let my friends know," the tool then notifies their Facebook friends.

In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson said: "We hope the people in the area find the tool a helpful way to let their friends and family know they are OK."

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