Friday, 15 July 2016

Rihanna cancels Nice concert in the wake of deadly terror attack as she confirms she is 'safe' in the French city

Tragic: Rihanna has cancelled her concert in Nice in the wake of a deadly terror attack on the southern French city on Thursday night 

Rihanna has cancelled her concert in Nice in the wake of a deadly terror attack on the southern French city on Thursday night. 
The singer, 28, was due to perform at the Allianz Stadium on Friday night as part of her Anti World Tour, but has pulled out following the tragedy, which has left at least 84 people dead and dozens injured.

A representative for the pop star confirmed to Just Jared that the We Found Love hitmaker was in the city on Thursday during the Bastille Day attack. 

The rep told the website: 'She is safe. She is ok.'  
The Mayor of Nice has since announced that Rihanna's concert, along with city's jazz festival the following day, is cancelled.

The star followed up the statement with a post on her Instagram page, writing: 'Due to the tragic events in #Nice, my concert scheduled for tomorrow July 15 at Allianz Stadium will not be going ahead as planned. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.' 
Rihanna had performed in Milan, Italy, on Wednesday night before heading to the seaside town of Nice.
It is not known whether she was with revelers watching fireworks as part of the celebration of Bastille Day when the attack occurred.

At least 80 people have been killed and more than 50 injured after a truck mowed down crowds gathered in the street.
According to eyewitnesses and officials the driver of the huge white lorry drove over a mile crushing people, including children, gathered on the famed Promenade des Anglais before the driver got out and sprayed crowds with bullets.
Eyewitnesses say there was an exchange of gunfire in the aftermath of the incident before the driver was shot dead.

Guns and grenades were later said to have been found inside the truck.
Officials have confirmed they have shot the driver. A second man is believed to be on the run. 
President Francois Hollande has called the tragedy a terrorist attack, saying, 'it is all of France which is under the threat of Islamic terrorism. 

'So in these circumstances we must show absolute vigilance and a determination without end.'
He has also extended France's State of Emergency, which was set to end July 26, for another three months.
The county was under a State of Emergency following the Islamic State attacks in Paris in November that left 130 people dead. 

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