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Disaster: Notre-Dame Cathedral is Burning

The World Cries for Notre-Dame Cathedral

Dubai – Masaader News

A major fire has burnt Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, one of France’s most famous landmarks, according to BBC.

The 850-year-old Gothic building’s spire and roof have collapsed but the main structure, including the two bell towers, has been saved, officials say.

Firefighters are still working to contain the blaze as teams are trying to salvage the artwork stored inside.

President Emmanuel Macron called it a “terrible tragedy”. The cause of the fire is not yet clear.

Facts about Notre-Dame

  • The church receives almost 13 million visitors each year, more than the Eiffel Tower
  • It was built in the 12th and 13th centuries and is currently undergoing major renovations
  • Several statues of the facade of the Catholic cathedral were removed for renovation
  • The roof, which has been destroyed by the blaze, was made mostly of wood
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