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The bell tower of Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil victim of a tornado – France

While a stormy wave crosses France, this Saturday, with 27 departments placed in orange vigilance, a “very local” tornado crossed the village of Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil, in Indre-et Loire, causing the bell tower to fall into the valley. nave, where mass was to be celebrated on Saturday evening. “You would have thought there had been a bomb,” said the parish priest, Benoît Laurens.

The mayor of the commune Sébastien Berger confirmed that the passage of the tornado had been “very impressive”.

The roof of the village hall, where the ballot for the regional and departmental elections was to be held on Sunday, was torn off, he explained, adding that around fifty buildings were damaged as well as vines. No injuries are to be deplored, he rejoiced.

In Essonne, it was abundant rains that caused many rivers to overflow.

This Saturday, at 10 p.m., 25 departments in eastern France were still placed on storm vigilance by Meteo France.

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