U2 singer Bono was next to the Nice seafront when Thursday's massacre took place 2 years ago

U2 singer Bono was next to the Nice seafront when Thursday's massacre took place

Bono was next to the Nice seafront when Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel tore through the Promenade des Anglais, killing 84 people and injuring dozens more.

Bono was on the terrace of La Petite Maison, next to the seafront when a lorry driven by Bouhlel tore through people celebrating Bastille Day and, according to the Mirror, had to be rescued by armed police along with other diners while the attack was ongoing.

Amid all the panic, Bono and other patrons of the restaurant were taken from the restaurant by armed officers and led to the nearby Massena Square.

"It took around half an hour for the police to get us out," said a diner.

"Like everybody else, Bono had to put his hands on his head, and was told to remain calm.

"The police were clearly very worried that terrorists might still be at large, and everybody was under suspicion."

The owner of the restaurant, Anne-Laure Rubi, described the panic that set in as they began to realise what was going on.

"Suddenly I saw people running, without shouting.

"It was a silent panic – it was extraordinary."

U2 guitarist The Edge posted this message after the massacre.