Victims of Bastille Day attack remembered in Nice

A crowd dressed in white and holding white flowers gathered in a park in Nice to remember the 85 victims, many of them children, of the Bastille Day truck attack.

White balloons, one representing each of the deceased, were tied to the balustrade at a park pavilion near the Promenade des Anglais where the horrific attack took place.

Flowers, messages, flags, teddy bears and candles were left at the pavilion as the names of the dead where read out.

Teddy bears, flags, candles and flowers were left at the pavilion. Credit: Reuters
A woman holding white roses listened to the roll call of the dead. Credit: RTV
Organisers tied one balloon per victim to the pavilion and asked people to wear white to the event. Credit: RTV

The gathering had previously been forbidden by police for security reasons but was authorised on Sunday with a limit of 500 people allowed to attend.

The tribute ended with the French national anthem 'La Marseillaise' and Nice's 'La Nissa Bella (The beautiful Nice)' followed by a minute's silence where the crowd opted to applaud instead.

Names of the 85 people who died in the attack were read out to the crowd. Credit: RTV

Tunisian-born Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, ploughed his 19-tonne truck into families watching the Bastille Day fireworks on July 14 in Nice's Promenade des Anglais, before he was shot dead by the police.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack which left 84 dead and several injured with the 85th victim dying later in hospital.

But authorities say they have yet to find evidence that Bouhel had any links to the group.