Ice-box causes bomb scare at Versailles palace

18th July 2005, Comments 0 comments

VERSAILLES, France, July 18 (AFP) - Some 5,000 tourists were evacuated from the palace of Versailles outside Paris at the weekend after an abandoned picnic-box was found next to one of the famous fountains, police said Monday.

VERSAILLES, France, July 18 (AFP) - Some 5,000 tourists were evacuated from the palace of Versailles outside Paris at the weekend after an abandoned picnic-box was found next to one of the famous fountains, police said Monday.

Bomb disposal experts were called in on Sunday and quickly established that the cold-box contained only food.

France stepped up its level of security alert after the July 7 bombings in London.

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Subject: French news

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