France: Eiffel Tower closed as Storm Eleanor collapses scaffolding

Strong winds collapsed scaffolding in Paris as Storm Eleanor hit France on Wednesday, prompting the authorities to close the Eiffel Tower until further notice. An orange alert was declared across the country. More than 200,000 homes were left without electricity, reports say, as wind speed reached up to 147km/h (91mph) in some regions, causing major disturbances in air-traffic. The weather... Еще conditions resulted in dozens of injuries, while a skier in the Alps reportedly lost his live after a tree fell on him.

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