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Topic - Pierre Adias
Thousands of people, many disabled or ailing, were evacuated Sunday from the shrine at Lourdes in southern France after a bomb threat on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Catholic holy day.
The poisonous smog that contributed to a higher death rate in Moscow last week returned to Russia's capital Sunday, officials said.
"Inspection of the site allowed us to determine that it was an unfounded threat," Mr. Adias said.
Some 30,000 pilgrims were at the site, whose spring water is reputed to have healing powers, when Lourdes police received a threat late in the morning saying a bomb would hit the site Sunday afternoon, said shrine spokesman Pierre Adias.