- The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, which attracts millions of tourists yearly, was on Monday, 15 April engulfed by flames
- Newsmen revealed that the flames made their way from the roof of the edifice and engulfed its top
- Due to the incident, President Emmanuel Macron postponed his address to the nation scheduled for Monday
The famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, regarded as the centre of Paris, was taken over by flames on Monday.
Reuters reported that the flames made their way from the roof of the edifice and engulfed its top, with firefighters doing their utmost to contain the situation.
Due to the tragedy, President Emmanuel Macron postponed his address to the nation, which was scheduled for Monday, 15
April. A presidential official said Macron was to go to the scene of the blaze.
Concerning the incident, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said: “A terrible fire is under way at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.” Newsmen revealled that the development is being treated by the police as an accident.
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