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World Reacts To The Notre Dame Fire

Sean O'Regan
Sean O'Regan

11:29 16 Apr 2019


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The world is paying tribute to one of Europe's most recognisable landmarks after flames ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The cause of the fire at the 850-year-old building is not yet clear, but officials say it could be linked to renovation works taking place.

It took 15 hours for it to be declared fully extinguished.

Hundreds of millions of euro have been pledged to help re-build the cathedral, with an outpouring of emotion from around the world.

Firefighters worked through the night to save the main structure of the building, however the roof was destroyed and the spire collapsed.

French President Emmanuel Macron has said the country will rebuild the cathedral, and a fund is being launched to help pay for the reconstruction.

As well as the French President, leaders from around the world reacted to the devastating news:


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