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Tuesday 30 September 2014

High winds in France kill two people as city closes parks and cemeteries

Published 21/05/2014 | 21:36

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High winds whipping across France have killed two people and, in an unusual measure, pushed the capital, Paris, into closing all parks and cemeteries.

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Nearly three dozen regions around France went on alert on Wednesday.

Officials said winds could reach 100 kilometres per hour (60 mph) in Paris and elsewhere.

The Interior Ministry announced two wind-related deaths in south-west France. Paris City Hall battened down the hatches, closing parks and cemeteries as a security measure.

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