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Girl, 12, dies in lighthouse plunge

A 12-year-old girl has died after falling from a lighthouse in France.

Authorities said the accident happened during filming for a television show about some of the country's most famous monuments.

Police confirmed the girl died at the Cap Ferret lighthouse in Bordeaux yesterday evening but had no further details.

Local news site Sud Ouest said an aerial acrobatics company, Adrenaline, had been hired for the programme and that the girl, whose father owns the firm, was part of the show for France 2 television.

Adrenaline's Facebook page shows acrobats suspended around the lighthouse during a night-time performance.

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