France

Paris airport terminal evacuated due to snow

Passengers look at a flight departure information board in a terminal at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy
Passengers look at a flight departure information board in a terminal at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy Reuters
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Around 2,000 people have been evacuated from Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport because of snow on the roof of a terminal that partly collapsed shortly after opening in 2004.

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People remained calm during the evacuation of Terminal 2E, described as a precautionary measure taken because of the amount of snow on the roof.

Emergency staff were clearing the roof, a task expected to last until around 13 pm local time, an airport official says said.

Four passengers were killed and six hurt in May 2004, when part of the roof fell a few weeks after the terminal opened.
 

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