Nations unite over the Nice attacks

50 children are in hospital in the French city of Nice after a truck ploughed into Bastille Day celebrations killing 84.

AFP reports some are between life and death, two died during surgery.

French President Francois Hollande said so many are suffering.  “We saw the injured, the many injured who still have horrid images in their head” he said.


They “are not only suffering in their skin but also psychologically, and there are those who have no physical injuries but will carry throughout their life the trauma of these images of horror that they witnessed”.

A young Australian woman injured in the attack, has been released from hospital and has rejoined her tour group, TopDeck Tours.

Back home and Brisbane’s Story Bridge has been lit in the colours of the French flag – red, white and blue.

French expats and Australians are standing side-by-side as a show of solidarity at a festival at Circular Quay in Sydney

The French and Australian flags are also flying side by side on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Sun reports a man has been arrested after be brought a machete with him to a vigil for the victims of the Nice attacks.

Crowds screamed at the man as he was put into the police car at the service also attended by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The driver of the truck involved in the deadly attacks, a 31-year-old shot dead by officers at the scene, was known to police for petty crimes but was not on a watch list of suspected militants..

US President Barack Obama has outlined a plan to defeat terrorist groups.  “We will defeat these ideologies by offering a better vision of development and economic progress so people, especially young people, have more hope and opportunity and are less susceptible to extremism and violence in the first place and we will continue to promote political opportunity and democracy so citizens have a say in their future.”