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Storm Kills at Least 6 People In France

Utility workers are seeking to restore electricity to tens of thousands of French homes after a powerful storm swept through the country Friday, killing at least six people and severely disrupting transport.

Officials say gusts up to 130 kilometers per hour lashed northern and eastern France. Officials say at least 40,000 homes were still without power Saturday.

Police say falling trees killed some of the victims.

Rescue workers closed the Eiffel Tower and Paris parks, cemeteries and outdoor skating rinks.

The storm disrupted train and air traffic delaying many flights.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.