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Australia Mourns Nice Attack With Vigils And Lit-Up Landmarks

Friday night saw Australia honour the victims of Nice.
A vigil for the victims of the Nice attack was held at Circular Quay in Sydney.
A vigil for the victims of the Nice attack was held at Circular Quay in Sydney.

Australia has mourned the victims of the Nice terror attack with candlelight vigils and illuminated landmarks signalling the nation's solidarity with France.

At least 84 people were killed in the nightmare attack in the southern French city on Friday when a 31-year-old French-Tunisian man drove a truck into a large crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day.

Three Australians have been reported as being injured in the horror incident.

As the world reacted to what is the eighth terror attacks in 19 months, vigils were held in Australia to commemorate the victims of the attack.

In Sydney, hundreds gathered at Circular Quay in a night-time candlelight vigil to mark the sad occasion, singing La Marseillaise and vowing to stay united in solidarity with France.

The French flag is still flying atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge after NSW Premier Mike Baird offered official condolences to the people of France on Friday.

People also gathered in Melbourne where Victorian parliament and the Star Observation wheel turned the colours of the French tricolour to honour those impacted by the shocking event.

In a tweet, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said "as we mourn tonight, we remember the values at the heart of the French tradition: liberty, equality, fraternity".

Landmarks also sparkled red,white and blue in cities including Brisbane and Adelaide.

#BastilleDay Attacks: Tonight @TheAdelaideOval and Town Hall will be lit up in the colours of the French flag. pic.twitter.com/IiDgiEsVnK

— 7 News Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) July 15, 2016

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