.World leaders are expressing dismay, sadness and solidarity with France over the attack carried out by a man who drove truck into crowds of people celebrating France’s national day in Nice, France.
Authorities said Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a rented, refrigerated truck weighing about 20 tons into crowds along a roughly 2-kilometer stretch of Promenade des Anglais on Thursday night, killing 84 people — including 10 children and adolescents — and injuring 202 others as reported by CNN
The following statement was released by The President of the Europe Area for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Patrick Kearon, Président de l’Eglise de Jésus-Christ des Saints des Derniers Jours pour l’Europe, et les membres de l’Eglise en France se joignent à toutes les personnes de bonne volonté pour exprimer leurs plus sincères condoléances aux familles et amis des victimes du dramatique événement survenu la nuit dernière à Nice. Nous pleurons aujourd’hui alors que nous considérons la tragédie qui vient d’avoir lieu et nous prions pour ceux qui sont touchés, pour leurs familles et leurs proches.
“Patrick Kearon, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for Europe, and members of the church in France will join all people of good will to express their deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the tragic event that occurred last night in Nice. We mourn today as we consider the tragedy that has just taken place and we pray for those affected, their families and loved ones.”
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