France’s president François Hollande has now extended the country’s state of emergency by three months in response to yesterday’s attack in the resort town of Nice. It was originally to end on July 26.
Hollande also says the borders of France will be protected by military reserves.
Officials have confirmed it was a deliberate attack when a driver drove a large truck into Bastille Day revelers gathered on the Promenade des Anglais.
The death toll is now at 84, with 25 victims on life support amid the 52 in critical condition, and 202 others injured. President Hollande confirmed that children are among the dead.
Man behind attack killed by police
The driver of the truck, who officials says was a Tunisian living in France, was shot and killed by police.
The UK Embassy has activated its crisis centre and officials are urging people in Nice to reach out to friends and family to let them know they are safe.
Media outlet Nice-Matin tweeted out images of the scene as well as a truck responsible for the incident.
Mayor of Nice and police asked people to shelter inside
Immediately after the attack, both the Acting Mayor of France, Christian Estrosi and Nice Police took to Twitter asking people to stay in their homes.
On Twitter, Premier Trudeau expressed his condolences on behalf of all Canada.
And in the United States, President Obama condemned the attack.
Presidential nominees Clinton and Trump also reacted to the attack.