Reports of a fire at the Eiffel Tower but not related to terror attack
Published 15/07/2016 | 00:27
As reports of the tragedy unfolded in Nice a video emerged of black smoke billowing out of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
A tweet from police in the French capital indicates that the smoke was caused by a malfunctioning firework truck. Shortly after police sent out a tweet begging people not to spread false rumours about the smoke.
The tragedy in Nice comes on July 14, Bastille Day, France's national day celebrating the French Revolution.