Startling images out of France show smoke engulfing the Eiffel Tower, following news that a truck drove into a crowd of people killing many in Southern France.
Images of the Eiffel Tower fire began circulating just as news that a truck ploughed through a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, leaving more than 70 dead and injuring over a hundred.
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JUST IN: Smoke seen over Eiffel Tower in social media image; police say fireworks ignited, unrelated to Nice attack pic.twitter.com/NWtPn3Qq2d
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) July 14, 2016
Multiple reports are now claiming, however, that the fire at the Eiffel Tower is unrelated to the terror attack in Nice and was caused by fireworks.
— GlobalSunTimes (@GlobalSunTimes) July 14, 2016
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More on this as it develops…