World reacts to Nice attack: ‘Canadians are shocked by tonight’s attack’

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has offered his sympathies to the victims of a deadly truck attack in the southern French city of Nice.

From his official Twitter account, the prime minister expressed solidarity with the people of France.

“Canadians are shocked by tonight’s attack in Nice. Our sympathy is with the victims, and our solidarity with the French people,” Trudeau tweeted.

At least 84 people were killed and at least 100 others were injured when a tractor-trailer plowed through a crowd of Bastille Day revelers on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais before police opened fire, peppering the truck with bullets and killing the driver.

READ MORE: At least 84 dead after truck attack in Nice, France: reports

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion also said he was “deeply shocked and saddened” by what happened in Nice.

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Global Affairs Canada updated the security section of its website in the wake of the attack. While there is no nationwide advisory for France, Global Affairs warned Canadians in the country to “exercise a high degree of caution due to the current elevated threat of terrorism.”

U.S. President Barack Obama also condemned what he called a “horrific terrorist attack.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed,” Obama said in a statement shared by the White House. “We have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice.”

WATCH: Raffelina Sirianni speaks with Global BC’s Geoff Hastings from Nice.
Click to play video: 'Interview with Raffelina Sirianni in Nice, France'
Interview with Raffelina Sirianni in Nice, France

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has already cancelled an event scheduled for Friday morning, at which time he was expected to announce his running mate.

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But he also took the opportunity to make a somewhat political statement, saying “When will we learn?”

Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said it was a “tragic paradox” that Nice was hit by an attack as people were celebrating “liberty, equality and fraternity” on Bastille Day.

French cartoonist Jean Plantureux, who goes by the name Plantu, shared this image to pay tribute to Nice.

Other people on social media expressed their solidarity with the people of Nice with the hashtag #PrayForNice.

The #PrayFor hashtag is often used in the aftermath of terror attacks such as the ones that occurred in Paris, Brussels, Istanbul and Orlando — where a sole gunman massacred 49 people in an attack on the gay nightclub Pulse last month.

The Orlando Police shared their condolences for the victims of the Nice attack.

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