You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

French embassy to remember those killed

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 17/07/2016

The French embassy in Wellington says it will observe a minute's silence at midday on Monday. © Getty Images The French embassy in Wellington says it will observe a minute's silence at midday on Monday. The French embassy in Wellington will observe a minute's silence to pay tribute to those who died in Nice.

Islamic State is claiming responsibility for the truck attack that killed at least 84 people celebrating Bastille Day in the Riviera city, Reuters reports.

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove at the crowd on Thursday night, zig-zagging along the seafront Promenade des Anglais for two kilometres as a fireworks display marking the French national day ended. Police eventually shot him dead.

The attack plunged France into new grief and fear just eight months after gunmen killed 130 people in Paris.

The French embassy in Wellington says it will observe a minute's silence at midday on Monday in front of its Manners Street offices.

"You are welcome to join us or simply take part in this moment with us wherever you will be," the embassy says.

It has also opened a condolence book that can be signed on Monday and Tuesday.

New Zealanders have told of being near the attack but none have been identified as injured or killed.

Prime Minister John Key, who was in Paris with his family at the time, has condemned it.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon