>> Friends and family facing a fraught wait in Nice. Many gathering outside the local hospital, desperate for news of their loved ones. Hundreds have been hospitalized after the deadly attack on Thursday night, 18 in a critical condition. The French President condemning the attacks in a visit to Nice.
Hollande confirming that foreigners, including at least two Americans and a Russian, were among the dead. 10 children and teenagers also killed while 50 people are still fighting for their lives. The president warning that France faces a long battle. Reuters Brussels bureau chief Alastair Macdonald says attacks like this are the new normal.
>> Well, the message today has been rather sobering. Clearly people are shocked. But one of the clearer messages that is coming over is a warning from the French government and from other European leaders that this is very difficult to prevent. And that Europe needs to understand that it will have to live with this threat, potentially for a long time.
>> In Belgium, the prime minister says there is no zero risk. They say the nature of the attack and the use of an everyday object is very hard for police to stop or intelligence forces to track. It's a sobering message, but it's not a defeatist one, as attempts to tighten security continue across Europe.