New cracking noises heard inside Roissy terminal

24th May 2004, Comments 0 comments

CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT, France, May 24 (AFP) - New cracking noises have been heard in the roof of a terminal at Paris' Charles De Gaulle airport which partially collapsed Sunday, and security personnel there have been told to evacuate the building, airport officials said Monday.

CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT, France, May 24 (AFP) - New cracking noises have been heard in the roof of a terminal at Paris' Charles De Gaulle airport which partially collapsed Sunday, and security personnel there have been told to evacuate the building, airport officials said Monday.

The noises were heard on either side of the 30-metre section of futuristic terminal 2E which gave way Sunday morning, causing the deaths of four people.

"Given the situation, it was judged best to evacuate everyone," an official said.

On Sunday the collapse of the terminal's roof was heralded by cracking noises and falling dust, witnesses said.

Fire-crews and investigators were in the building Monday morning, as an enquiry got underway into the cause of the disaster.

"Engineers will have to decide if they can go back in later this afternoon," the official said.


© AFP

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