A crowd watching the demolition of a building in Paris was left with a stale taste as a wind change blew a large dust cloud at them.
The 14-storey tower block was on the outskirts of Paris in the commune of Vitry-sur-Seine, and was demolished by explosives on Wednesday (local time).
As the seconds-long demolition began, the wind changed sending a massive dust cloud toward onlookers.
Many fled while others clutched makeshift scarves over their faces.
Incongruously, the tranquil strains of baroque classic Pachelbel's Canon played in the background.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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