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Nice attack: Lichfield Cathedral to hold vigil

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Image caption The Dean of Lichfield Cathedral Adrian Dorber said "hope will bring us together"

A vigil is to be held at Lichfield Cathedral to remember the victims of the attack in Nice.

More than 80 people, including 10 children, died when Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel ploughed a lorry into people marking Bastille Day on Thursday.

Dean of Lichfield, the Very Reverend Adrian Dorber, said: "Our world is turbulent and frightening just now".

He said the vigil at 18:00 BST would also allow people to pray for victims' loved ones and "join together in hope".

"The terror attacks over the past few years have caused great grief and heartbreak for many people.

"We would like to pray for all those whose lives have been lost, and those who have lost loved ones," he said.

"Our prayers, at the moment, are with Nice."

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Image caption Hundreds of flowers, candles and cuddly toys have been laid on the beach promenade in Nice

Mr Dorber, who will lead the vigil, said visitors were invited to light a candle from the cathedral's candle station and write a prayer on the cards provided.

More than 300 people were injured in the French attack and 85 remain in hospital.

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