July 15, 2016 11:59 am

Nanaimo school children safe in Nice following terror attack

A security guard walks near the scene of an attack after a truck drove onto the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016.

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A group of Nanaimo school children who are currently in Nice are all safe and accounted for following the terror attack in the southern French city on Thursday.

The 85 students and chaperones were on a trip in the region.

They met this morning and have now left Nice for a day trip. Principals of the schools in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith district have been in contact with the groups and they have received support from the foreign crisis centre.

At least 84 people are dead following the truck attack on Bastille Day revellers in Nice. The party turned to panic Thursday and people scattered after the large truck drove onto a sidewalk and into the crowd, leaving a trail of bodies for more than 100 metres.

In the hours after the attack there were no reports of Canadians hurt or killed, and Global Affairs is “closely monitoring” the situation.

-With files from Tania Kohut

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