Notre Dame goes up in flames

Posted by Nidha Narrandes on 15 April 2019

The iconic, 13th century medieval cathdral, Notre Dame in Paris caught fire on Monday. Onlookers watched in horror as the cathedral went up in flames. Pictures and videos shared on social media show flames and thick plumes of smoke spiraling out of the building.

In one video, the spire is seen falling off the top of the cathedral.

Parisian Mayor, Anne Hidalgo, said in a statement that the fire brigade is trying to bring the “terrible fire” under control.

Notre Dame is currently undergoing a €6 million (R95 million) renovation project and French media are saying the fire is “potentially linked” to the renovation work being carried out.



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