The roof of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral collapsed as a massive fire ripped through the structure on Monday, days before Easter.
Paris Mayor Anne Hildago and firefighters warned people to stay away from the area. There have been no confirmed deaths, according to Paris police, while a French government official said no injuries had yet been reported.
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No injuries were reported in the early stages of the blaze. It was not immediately clear what had caused the fire, while local media reported that police in the city were treating it as an accident. The Paris Prosecutor’s office announced that it has started an inquiry into the fire
Emergency services also attempted to salvage the artwork stored in the cathedral, which had been undergoing renovations.
The cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century and is famous for featuring in Victor Hugo’s classic novel “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” attracts millions of tourists every year.
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President Emmanuel Macron will be going to the scene of the fire, according to an Elysee official. He mourned the landmark in a tweet.
He also canceled an address to the nation that he had been due to give later on Monday evening.
Some people have already started speculating about possible conspiracy behind this fire because of the way this fire started at the exact place where Macron was
supposed to give a speech to the nation later on the same day.
What about you ? Do you think there’s a conspiracy by the french goverment behinD the fire of this historical french monument?.