In the world-famous Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris broke out on Monday in a devastating fire. And hours beat in the evening, flames up in flames from the roof of the landmark of the French capital, the monumental sacred building with a huge column of smoke was to be seen. The small pointed tower in the center of the roof collapsed. From the two great towers of the Cathedral of black smoke urge.

On Tuesday morning, the fire was “under control and partially deleted”. There is only a single gluten-ester, said fire Department spokesman Gabriel Plus. “You can assume that the structure of Notre-rescued lady, and in its entirety is preserved,” said the chief of the fire Department,Jean-Claude Gallet. At times, the use of force had not been sure whether you can stop the spread of the fire. The exact extent of the destruction is not yet known.

According to the interior Ministry, the fire was a large contingent on site. About 400 firefighters were trying to stem the fire. During the operation, a firefighter was injured man hard.

One of the most important tourist attractions of Paris

The fire also triggered outside of France deep dismay and strong emotions. Notre-Dame is one of Paris’s main tourist attractions and is visited annually by millions of people.

The fire was reported shortly before Easter could work with the renovation of contexts, AFP, citing the fire brigade. It broke out in the attic and against at 18.50 been discovered. On the roof of the Cathedral, a scaffolding was installed. The police suspect terrorist Background, said a spokesman for the evening.

the President of France, Emmanuel Macron was shocked and said for the evening’s planned major address on the television. “Notre-Dame of Paris, at the mercy of the flames. Emotion of a whole Nation,” said the President on Twitter. Like all Frenchmen, he was, on this evening, sad “to see this part of us burn”.

The French Prime Minister, Édouard Philippe wrote on Twitter: “Our sadness is indescribable, but we are still fighting. This evening the firemen heroically fighting against the fire.” The Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, spoke of a “terrible fire”.

The Cathedral is located in the heart of the city on the Seine island Île de la Cité, which was on lockdown because of a fire by the security forces on Monday temporarily. Residents were housed in a event hall. Tourists were on the bridges over the river Seine photos of the fire.

“Notre-Dame of Paris, Notre-Dame of the whole of Europe,”

Worldwide, the Brand caused a shock. The Vatican responded dismayed. “The Holy see has welcomed the news of the terrible fire that ravaged the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Symbol of Christianity in France and in the world, with shock and grief,” said Pope spokesman Alessandro Gisotti.

“Notre-Dame of Paris, Notre-Dame of the whole of Europe,” wrote European Council President Donald Tusk on Twitter. “Today we are all on the side of Paris.” EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wrote: “Notre-Dame belongs to the whole humanity. What a sad sight.”

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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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