Friday, 15 July 2016
Eiffel Tower engulfed in smoke as apparent terrorist attack rocks Nice
ONE of the world’s most loved landmarks was obscured by smoke on Thursday night as what appears to be a terrorist attack killed at least 60 people in the southern French city of Nice.
While some thought the Eiffel Tower was on fire, Paris police tweeted that the smoke was actually from a truck that accidentally caught fire nearby.
A tweet in French urged people not to spread false information. The fire is now out.
There is no indication the event is terror related and the police stressed it was an accident.
The disturbing sight came as France experienced what appears to be its third terrorist attack in two years. At least 60 people are believed to have been killed in Franceafter a truck ploughed into a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in the southern city of Nice.