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Vigil takes place at Senedd to remember Nice attack

A vigil has been held on the steps of the Senedd in Cardiff Bay following the tragedy in Nice last night. At least 84 people have been killed after a lorry was driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day.

The vigil was held at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Speaking at the vigil, Marie Brousseau-Navarro, the honorary consul of France in Cardiff, said it was comforting to see Wales show solidarity in wake of the terror attacks in Nice.

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Welsh journalist in France was 'surprised' the Bastille Day attack was outside Paris.

A Welsh journalist, working in France, has told ITV Cymru Wales News, that most people in France have been expecting another terror attack.

Most people in France have been expecting some kind of attack at some point, the only real surprise was that it was outside paris.

We're all aware that another attack will happen and it could come in any time and any place, everyone always expects the capital to be struck.

– Kate Rousseau, Kate Rousseau Welsh journalist based in Paris

Ferryside man living in Nice says the 'city is on a knife edge'.

A Welsh man, originally from Ferryside, who now lives in Nice, has told ITV Cymru Wales News, that the 'whole city is on a knife edge'.

Edward Jenkins says he fears that he will know some of the victims of the Bastille Day attack.

Edward Jenkins lives in Nice with his wife and children. Credit: ITV News

The whole city is on a knife edge.

There's a terrible underlying fear of dread that you're going to see someone you know on a list of people who have been killed.

– Edward Jenkins, Welsh man now living and working in Nice

Mr. Jenkins says that the city has been on high alert for a while now, since the Sousse attack in Tunisia.

'Shocking and horrific' - Wales First Minister reacts to the Nice terror attack

Wales First Minister has described the Bastille Day lorry attack in Nice as 'shocking and horrific'.

In an interview with ITV Cymru Wales News, Carwyn Jones has said that the people of Wales stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of France.

Credit: ITV News

Shocking and horrific are the words that I would use.

The people of Wales stand shoulder to shoulder this afternoon - not just in sympathy, but in solidarity as well.

We cannot allow attacks like this to change our free society and the way that we live.

– Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales

Vigil to be held in Wales to remember Nice attack victims

A vigil will be held this evening at the Senedd to pay tribute to victims of the Bastille Day lorry attack in Nice.

At least 84 people have been killed - several of them children - after a lorry ploughed into crowds.

Flags at the National Assembly for Wales have been lowered to half mast . Credit: ITV News

Flags at the National Assembly for Wales have been lowered to half mast following the Bastille Day lorry attack in Nice.

The vigil will take place at the steps of the Senedd from 5pm.

It is being organised by the French Consular Association in Wales.

First Minister Carwyn Jones tweeted saying, "Truly shocked at the appalling events in Nice. My thoughts are with all the victims and their families involved in this horrific attack."

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Nice attack: Welsh sports stars pays tribute to victims

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People 'ran into sea to escape' Bastille Day terror attack

Bullet holes are seen on the lorry that was driven into crowds at the Bastille Day celebration Credit: Reuters

As a lorry ploughed into crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, some people fled into the sea to escape the terror attack, a politician for the region has said.

At least 84 people were killed in the attack - several of them children - and some 18 people remain critically injured in hospital.

Eric Ciotti also told Europe 1 radio that someone had "jumped on to the truck to try to stop it".

"It's at that moment that the police were able to neutralise this terrorist. I won't forget the look of this policewoman who intercepted the killer," he added.

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Europol: Nice attack is a reminder of terrorist threat

Europol's director Rob Wainwright. Credit: Reuters

The deadly Bastille Day lorry attack in Nice is a reminder of the "active terrorist threat" facing Europe, Europol's director has said.

Rob Wainwright added: "Europol stands in full solidarity with the citizens of France, as it does with all victims of terrorism, and has made available to the French authorities the full operational capabilities of the European Counter Terrorism Centre."

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Nice attack: Tour de France goes ahead amid tight security

Tour de France leader Chris Froome. Credit: Reuters

The Tour de France's 13th stage went ahead under tightened security on Friday following the deadly attack in Nice which has left at least 84 dead.

Riders observed a minute's silence in tribute to the scores of victims of the Bastille Day attack, which President François Hollande called a terrorist act.

The stage began at 08.05 BST, later than scheduled, after race organisers held a crisis meeting with the prefect of the Ardeche department and the gendarmerie - France's military force tasked with police duties.

Race Director Christian Prudhomme said: "We want this day to be a day of dignity as a tribute to the victims. We asked ourselves [whether the stage should be cancelled] but we think, after agreeing with authorities, that the race must continue."

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