Leaders and countries around the world are offering support to the people of France after a deadly attack in Nice leaves at least 80 dead. Julie Noce reports.
World leaders are reacting to the deadly attack in Nice, France during a Bastille Day celebration on Thursday night in which at least 80 people were killed. French President Francois Hollande said he was extending the country's state of emergency by three months. In Mongolia, where European and Asian leaders are attending a summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany stands with France. There must be solidarity, she said, of all the countries who are involved in the fight against terrorism. The attack happened when a truck ploughed into crowds that had gathered along the resort town's famous promenade to watch fireworks. At least 80 people are confirmed dead, including children, but officials said that number could go up. Television news programmes from China to Australia have been reporting on the incident. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop expressed sympathy for the victims and a reminder to keep vigilant. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, JULIE BISHOP, SAYING: "This latest attack reminds us that no city, no country is immune from terrorist attacks, that's why the Australian Government will do all in our power to keep Australians as safe as possible, both at home and abroad." French officials said counter-terrorist investigators are now working to identify the driver.