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Bomb threat hits Lourdes pilgrims
« on: August 15, 2010, 09:16:37 AM »
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Thousands of Roman Catholic pilgrims have been evacuated from Lourdes in south-west France after a bomb threat, officials are reported as saying.

The threat came as 30,000 worshippers were in the town to celebrate the annual Feast of the Assumption, the French news agency AFP said...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10980157
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Re: Bomb threat hits Lourdes pilgrims
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010, 09:46:42 AM »
Lord have mercy! Glory to God there were no casualties!
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Re: Bomb threat hits Lourdes pilgrims
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 05:48:17 PM »
Casualties?  It was a hoax :)
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Re: Bomb threat hits Lourdes pilgrims
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010, 06:29:48 PM »
Yes but with that large a crowd, there's always the danger that panic might set in as people run to escape.  Which is why you don't yell "fire" (or "bomb") in a crowded theater.
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