Sunday 30 April 2017

Minute’s silence for victims of Nice terrorist attack

Burning candles, messages and a drawing pay tribute to victims of the truck attack along the Promenade des Anglais on Bastille Day that killed scores and injured as many in Nice. Photo: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
Burning candles, messages and a drawing pay tribute to victims of the truck attack along the Promenade des Anglais on Bastille Day that killed scores and injured as many in Nice. Photo: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A minute’s silence for the victims of the Nice terrorist attack will take place across France today.

At 11am Irish time the minute’s silence will be marked in Dublin with the tri-colour flying at half-mast over Government and public buildings across Ireland. 

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, will sign a Book of Condolence for victims of the attack at the Mansion House in Dublin at 9.30am.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed 84 and injured 200 people who were celebrating Bastille Day celebrations in Nice.

A child mourns as people gather next to flowers and candles placed on the road for victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice. Photo: Getty
A child mourns as people gather next to flowers and candles placed on the road for victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice. Photo: Getty

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a truck into a crowd in the French city with many children among the 84 dead.

Hours before the attack it’s reported that Bouhlel sent a picture of himself to his brother where he was laughing, standing in a crowd of people in Nice.

Yesterday, those who died were remembered at prayer services and the tributes will continue today across France.

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