France knocks down seaside building symbolic of coastal erosion

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When the four-storey building was built behind the beach in the southwestern Gironde town of Soulac-sur-Mer in 1967, it stood 200 metres from the shoreline, but had to be evacuated in 2014 after the sea crept to within 20 metres.

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French authorities on Friday started demolishing a seaside block of flats that has come to symbolise the country's battle against climate change-linked coastal erosion., reports FRANCE 24.