Channel Islands react to Nice attack

Islanders and politicians are reacting to last night's attack in Nice, where 84 people have died after a lorry drove into crowds during Bastille Day celebrations.

Flags are flying at half mast in both islands and a book of condolence has been opened in Jersey.

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Minutes silence to be held after Nice attack

Tributes to the victims of the attack in Nice Credit: Ben Birchall / PA Wire/Press Association Images

A minutes silence will be observed across the islands today following terrorist attacks in Nice.

At least 84 people were killed and more remain in hospital after a lorry drove into crowds celebrating Bastille day.

The Bailiff in Guernsey has asked staff in all States department to fall silent at 11am, which is 12 noon in France, as a mark of respect for those who lost their lives or were injured.

The same will happen in Jersey and other organisations have been told they can follow suit.

Guernsey Deputy: 'Politicians needs to work towards peace'

A former Chief Minister of Guernsey says ‘all political action should work towards peace.’

Jonathan Le Tocq has been speaking following the attack at a Bastille Day celebration in Nice.

It also comes as at least 160 people have been killed and 1440 injured in violent clashes in Turkey.

The Deputy says people in Europe are lucky to have enjoyed peace for a number of decades, but has vowed to work with other jurisdictions to help work towards a more peaceful future.



Flags fly at half mast for Nice

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

Flags are flying at half mast in Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney in tribute to those involved in last night's attack in Nice, France.

At least 84 people have died after a lorry drove into crowds while they celebrated Bastille Day on Promenade des Anglais.

A book of condolence has also been opened in Jersey and is available for anyone to sign in the main entrance of the States building in the Royal Square.

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