Moulin Rouge windmill blades break off and fall into road | EUROtoday

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The sails of the landmark pink windmill atop the Moulin Rouge, the French capitalParis’ most well-known cabaret membership, has fallen to the bottom.

Images on social media confirmed the blade unit mendacity on the road under, with a number of the blades barely bent from the obvious fall on Wednesday night.

The incident additionally brought about harm to the entrance of the cabaret, bringing down with it the primary three letters of the illuminated signal, in line with French outlet The world.

“We don’t know what happened, it occurred between 02:00 and 03:00 am, no one was hurt,” a venue spokesperson stated, including the night time’s final present had completed at 01:15 am.

The motive for the accident, which comes simply months earlier than the French capital hosts the Olympic Games, is just not but identified. But it’s the first time such an incident has occurred. The venue has grow to be an emblem for Paris.

The damaged sails of the landmark pink windmill atop the Moulin Rouge, Paris’ most well-known cabaret membership, are taken away (REUTERS)

Moulin Rouge is finest identified by many because the birthplace of the fashionable type of the can-can dance. The membership was based in 1889 and the viewers for its dance exhibits is basically made up of vacationer teams.

An official on the venue informed AFP that the cabaret’s technical workforce checks the windmill mechanism each week and didn’t be aware any issues over the past inspection.

The solely severe accident the landmark has endured was a hearth that erupted throughout works in 1915, which compelled the venue to shut for 9 years.

The accident will add to considerations of whether or not Paris is ready to host the hundreds of thousands that can go to the capital throughout July and August for the Olympic Games.