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Islanders and politicians react to 'appalling attack' in Nice

A French flag flies at half mast Photo: Malte Christians / DPA/PA Images

Islanders and politicians across the Channel Islands are reacting to last night's 'appalling attack' in Nice, France.

At least 84 people are dead after a lorry drove into crowds as they celebrated Bastille Day on Promenade des Anglais.

Flags are flying at half mast and a book of condolence is open at Jersey States.

Jersey's Chief Minister says he is 'shocked and saddened' by the events.

Senator Philip Ozouf, Jersey's Assistant Chief Minister, said 'we gather in solidarity'.

Guernsey's top politician, Deputy Gavin St Pier, has described the attack as 'appalling'.

Barry Brehaut, Deputy for St Peter Port South, said the country is 'once again' dealing with 'brutality, cruelty, ignorance and intolerance'.

A prayer has been published from the Dioceses of Winchester, who represent the Church of England in the Channel Islands.

Other islanders are paying tribute to the victims and their families, using hashtags including '#solidariteavecNice'.

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