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Storm cuts power to thousands of homes in France, one dead

From Reuters - January 3, 2018

PARIS (Reuters) - One man died on a ski slope and at least 26 were injured across France on Wednesday in a storm that cut power to tens of thousands of homes, local authorities said.

Emergency services said the skier was killed when a tree fell on him.

Storm Eleanor, with winds of more than 140 kph, also fanned least three forest fires in Corsica and forced officials to suspend ferry lines between the island and mainland France.

One of the fires surrounded a village of about 60 houses, emergency services said.

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