After the devastating fire in the world of Paris’s famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, the extent of the destruction is gradually becoming clear. A fire Department spokesman reported on Tuesday night of “dramatic” damage, as The flames destroyed thus, large parts of the roof, and brought the small pointed tower in the center of the roof to collapse. The structure of the Gothic Cathedral and the facade of the two main towers could be rescued. President Emmanuel Macron promised to rebuild the house of God in the heart of the French capital.

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damage 400 firefighters were battling on Monday for hours against the flames. In the night, fire Department spokesman Gabriel Plus said the fire was “fully under control” and “partially deleted”. However, there are still some fires that need to be deleted. During the operation, a firefighter was injured man hard.

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in the Meantime, had feared the use of force, the entire Church could collapse, such as the fire brigade spokesman Plus said. The structure could be saved. In addition to the massive destruction on the roof, there were also in the Interior of the Cathedral of damage. According to an ARD-correspondent parts of the roof should be in the building toppled. Hundreds of years old Church Windows were broken. Valuable relics were saved.

“The worst could be prevented,” said the head of state, Macron. He promised to rebuild the Cathedral, and announced a national fundraising campaign. The French billionaire family Pinault, among others, at the forefront of the luxury fashion group Kering (Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga), has promised 100 million euros. Also, the UN culture organization Unesco’s support in view. “The year-long construction work will be necessary,” said the President of the French bishops ‘ conference, Eric de Moulins-Beaufort.

construction work on the roof as the cause of the fire?

“This is crazy, I can’t believe it. I feel like crying,” said Nathalie, a 50-year-old Frenchwoman. “Paris is disfigured. The town will never be the same again,” said Philippe, a mid-thirties.

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The “heart of Paris” is in flames – Notre-Dame is on fire. As one of the First evening, the President and Emmanuel Macron, who writes on Twitter, responding on Monday, he parts the “feelings of a whole Nation”.

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The fire broke out on Monday evening in the attic of the Cathedral, and had spread rapidly. The exact cause is still unclear. The fire could be, according to the office of the public Prosecutor with Work on the roof of the Cathedral in the connection, where scaffoldings were installed. The authority opened an investigation for negligent arson and those still in the night a construction worker.

“It hurts to see these horrible images,”

people all over the world reacted shocked on the large fire in the historical Monument. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) hurt left over, a government spokesman, Steffen Seibert, explain, do it “, to see these terrible images”. Notre-Dame is a Symbol of France and of the European culture. Federal foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) tweeted, “the burning of Notre-Dame hits us in the heart”. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May expressed her condolences.

U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that it was “terrible”, the “massive Brand” watch – and made at the same time, the proposal for head-shaking, fire-fighting aircraft. The French civil protection made it clear that the force of the water could bring the masses of the entire Church building to collapse.

The Vatican said that Notre Dame was “a Symbol of Christianity in France and all over the world”. The tragedy occurred just a few days before Easter, the most important Feast in Christianity.

Notre Dame had just been renovated for eleven million euros of public funds. The Cathedral is one of the most popular attractions of the French capital. Each year they attend between twelve and 14 million people. The Foundation stone of the Catholic house of God was laid in the year 1163. The famous Cathedral was mainly due to the novel “The hunchback of Notre-Dame” by the writer Victor Hugo in 1831.

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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