France Attack: President Francois Hollande travelling to Paris crisis centre following Nice attack
Published 15/07/2016 | 00:22
French President Francois Hollande is heading to the Interior Ministry's crisis centre after a truck rammed into a crowd in the southern French resort city of Nice on Thursday, killing at least 60 during Bastille Day.
The French presidency said on its Twitter feed that the government had activated the inter-ministerial crisis centre following the incident in Nice.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy tweeted: "Deep emotion and infinite sadness at the Nice attack. Solidarity with the Nicois and the inhabitants of the Alpes-Maritimes."
Reaction from political leaders around the world has been swift.
Newly appointed British Prime Minster Theresa May said: "Our thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible incident on what was a day of national celebration."
US President Barack Obama condemned "what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack".
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