ibtimes.co.in The renowned Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was engulfed in flames on Monday (April 15, 2019).
No deaths reported collapse
April 17, 2019
Paris, France: The renowned Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was engulfed in flames on Monday (April 15, 2019), leading to the collapse of the structure's main spire. The flames leaped out from two of its bell towers minutes before the spire collapsed, and later spread to one of the cathedral's iconic rectangular towers.
The main structure of the cathedral did not collapse.
According to Fox News, a church spokesman previously told French media that all of Notre Dame Cathedral's frame was burning after the spire collapsed. "Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame," spokesman Andre Finot said.
No deaths have been reported yet.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said that those living in the vicinity of the cathedral were evacuated from the area just time in case of a possible collapse of the building.
In a statement, the Vatican said: "The Holy See has seen with shock and sadness the news of the terrible fire that has devastated the Cathedral of Notre Dame, symbol of Christianity in France and in the world." The fire department was fighting the flames, while the area near the cathedral was being cleared.