As the full extent of the scale and devastation of a suspected terrorist attack on the French city of Nice becomes clear this morning, many have taken to social media to share their shock and sadness.
At least 84 people are dead after a lorry ploughed into crowds during Bastille Day celebrations. Several of those killed are children, and a further 18 people are in a critical condition.
Chaos erupted on the streets on Thursday night in the Mediterranean city. Eyewitnesses reported hearing gunshots and pictures on social media showed badly damaged white truck.
-- Oliver Bennett (@_OliverBennett) July 15, 2016
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In comes almost exactly eight months after the terrorist attack in Paris that left 130 people dead, and many are struggling to comprehend the recent news.
My heart has literally gotten used to breaking every week. This is not how life is supposed to be #PrayForNice
-- Jayk Purdy (@jaykpurdy) July 15, 2016