The South of France was the target of a deadly terrorist attack on Thursday when a large truck plowed through crowds gathered in celebration of Bastille Day in the city of Nice.
On July 14, a man identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, fired a gun out the window of the truck he used to drive into the crowds of people as they were celebrating the equivalent of America’s Independence Day.
At least 84 people are dead and several others were left wounded. This is the second attack on the country since last November’s horrific Paris attacks that killed more than 100 people.
Upon hearing the news, many celebrities reacted via social media offering their thoughts and prayers to all those involved in this latest tragedy.
My heart goes out to France right now ????
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) July 14, 2016
Pray for Nice. Pray for France. Pray for our world ❤️ my heart is broken
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) July 14, 2016
Just heard the terrible news from Nice. I am shocked. My thoughts and prayers to all affected.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) July 14, 2016
It never ends, heartbroken... #PrayForNice
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 14, 2016
Praying for all those affected by the tragedy in France. #PrayForNice
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) July 15, 2016
I am praying for you France. When u open your eyes and see chaos, we will close our eyes and see harmony. We are with you.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) July 15, 2016
What's happening in this world ? #PrayForNice
— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) July 14, 2016
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 14, 2016
So saddened right now. #PrayForNice my family was suppose to be there today. Thank God they're safe. Nice I am praying for you
— Christina Milian (@ChristinaMilian) July 14, 2016
Our hearts go out to the French people right now. #FrenchNationalDay
— HANSON (@hansonmusic) July 14, 2016
Heartsick over Nice. Horrified.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 14, 2016
So sad for the people of Nice, France.
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) July 14, 2016
— Jensen Ackles (@JensenAckles) July 14, 2016
My heart goes out to France. #PrayForNice
— Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) July 14, 2016
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#NiceFrance sending prayers to you all.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) July 14, 2016
Sending love to friends in France #Nice
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 14, 2016
Anger breeding pain and death, over and over and over. Such a tragedy. Such a waste. Such a shame.
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) July 14, 2016
Statement by President Obama following Nice, France attack. pic.twitter.com/iwxeKqiQ7Q
— George Colli (@GeorgeColli) July 15, 2016