Eiffel Tower Goes Dark To Pay Homage To Las Vegas Victims


Paris: The Eiffel Tower went dark overnight to pay homage to the victims of two tragedies: the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured and the weekend knife attack in the French port city of Marseille.

Nearly 59 people died and over 500 people were injured after a shooter opened fire at the crowds assembled to enjoy a concert organised at the Mandalay Bay casino as part of the Las Vegas Music Festival. The police neutralised the shooter soon after the attack.

The shooter literally rained fire on his targets – a group of concert goers in Las Vegas, the town known for its vibrant nightlife and 24×7 casinos. The shooter, identified as 64-year-old resident of Nevada Stephen Paddock, was perched on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.