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Eiffel Tower evacuated following bomb scare

The Eiffel Tower and its surroundings in the French capital were evacuated on Saturday as a precautionary measure following a bomb threat.

The Eiffel Tower which is among the most visited tourist sites in the world, was closed to the public on Saturday after being evacuated as a precautionary measure following a bomb threat, a French police source said.

As reported, the visitors were evacuated from both the three floors and the square under the monument shortly after 1:30 pm (1130 GMT).

SETE, the body which runs the site, said bomb disposal experts as well as police were scouring the area, including a restaurant located on one of the floors.

“It’s a usual procedure in this kind of situation which however is rare,” a spokeswoman said.

A number of social media users posted about the latest development in the French capital.


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