Thousands evacuated in Lourdes bomb scare

Last Updated: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 21:52

Lourdes: A bomb scare forced the
evacuation of the Roman Catholic sanctuaries in the French
pilgrimage destination of Lourdes on Sunday as 30,000 worshippers
celebrated the Feast of the Assumption.

"A bomb warning was received at the police station,
announcing that four bombs were going to go off at around
3.00pm in the sanctuaries," the site`s press officer Pierre
Adias told a news agency just before 2.00pm (1200 GMT).


First Published: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 21:52

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