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Nice Cancels Jazz Festival After Bastille Day Killings

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Image: A French gendarme boat patrols waters near the beach two days after an attack by the driver of a heavy truck who ran into a crowd on Bastille Day killing scores and injuring as many on the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, France, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

PARIS (Reuters) – A five-day jazz festival in Nice has been cancelled following the killing of at least 84 people in the city by a truck driver, organisers said.

The festival, which had lined up acts such as Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour and British trip hop act Massive Attack, was scheduled to run from July 16 until 20.

“Cancellation of the Nice Jazz Festival after the terrible attack which hit Nice on July 14,” the festival website said without giving further details.

(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Angus MacSwan)
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