Strong fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a tower of the cathedral collapsed

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Notre Dame Cathedral

A strong fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. A tower of the cathedral collapsed, authorities announcing that there were no casualties. French President Emmanuel Macron postponed the speech he intended to hold Monday night in front of the nation because of the fire, saying he was sad to see “that part of us burns.” France’s Deputy Interior Minister said the rescue of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is unclear, writes The Guardian. French prosecutors have opened an investigation to find out the cause of the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, the Associated Press informs. Also, UNESCO informed Monday that “is next to France to save and restore the cathedral, which it described as” an invaluable monument.”

France’s Deputy Interior Minister said the rescue of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is unclear, writes The Guardian.

A similar announcement was made by French firefighters who say they are not sure if this fire can be stopped.

An image shot with the police drones, published on Twitter, shows the extent of the disaster. According to the police, three quarters of the cathedral’s surface is affected by fire.

A spokesman for the firefighters in Paris said the next hour and a half is “crucial” to know if the fire can be brought under control.

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris where a devastating fire broke out and talks with police officials, writes The Guardian.

There is information that the fire has reached one of the cathedral towers, and emergency services are trying to save artwork and other valuable items from within.

Deputy Prime Minister of Paris, Emmanuel Gregoire, said that Notre Dame suffered “colossal damage”.

photo source: apnews.com

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