Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral ravaged by massive fire

Notre-Dame de Paris; meaning "Our Lady of Paris", the cathedral which dates back to the 12th century, is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.


French capital’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral has been caught in a massive blaze that engulfed the roof.

Thick plumes of smoke rise high into the blue sky as tourists and Parisians looked on from the streets below.

The roof of the famed cathedral collapsed, some while ago. The French capital’s mayor and firefighters warned people to stay away from the area.

The cause of the fatal fire was not known immediately. Still, there are no news updates about what had caused the fire. According to the local media, that police in the city are treating it as an accident.

The iconic 12th century Notre Dame Cathedral is famous for featuring in Victor Hugo’s classic novel “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” which attracts millions of tourists every year.

As being reported President Emmanuel Macron will be going to the scene of the fire. The French president has also mourned the landmark in a tweet. He also canceled his address to the nation that which was scheduled for Monday evening.

People are mourning the fire all the world, sharing messages on social media.

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