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Collapse of Moulin Rouge mill blades in Paris – DW – 04/25/2024

Collapse of Moulin Rouge mill blades in Paris – DW – 04/25/2024

French media reported that the blades of the famous Moulin Rouge mill in Paris collapsed on Thursday morning.

The landmark's red windmill, depicted in the film of the same name, was left without its most distinctive feature after its feathers fell to the ground.

The collapse occurred between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. (0400-0500 UTC/GMT), according to French BMF TV.

A journalist from the French channel TF1 shared a video of the blades lying on the ground on X, previously Twitter.

The cause of the collapse is unknown

Firefighters said that the cause of the collapse was not yet known, and they said that no one was injured in the accident, and that there was no risk of further damage.

A person connected to the Moulin Rouge told Agence France-Presse: “Fortunately, this happened after the lockdown.”

The source said: “The club’s technical teams inspect the mill mechanism every week and have not noticed any problems.”

“It's the first time an incident like this has occurred since” the club opened its doors on October 6, 1889, the person added.

The last major damage to the building was a fire that broke out during renovations in 1915, forcing the institution to close for nine years.

Maybe it should be called “Red” after the bishop broke and fell to the ground early Thursday morningPhotograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

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The Cabaret House is one of the most visited attractions in the French capital, sharing its status as a world-famous landmark with the likes of the Eiffel Tower and the Eiffel Tower. Notre Dame Cathedral.

This city is known as the home of the Kan Kan dance, and the majority of its visitors are tourists rather than locals.

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This incident comes only months ago Paris hosts the Summer Olympics. The city expects thousands of tourists to come, and Thursday's accident may increase fears that the popular city may suffer from an influx of more tourists.

ap/sms (AFP, Reuters)