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‘Blaze looks terrible’, Omar Abdullah tweets as fire ravages Notre-Dame
The fire caused a spire to collapse and raised fears over the future of the nearly millenium old building and its precious artworks.
Updated: Apr 16, 2019 00:39 IST
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and the Congress party tweeted their sorrow over the fire that ravaged the Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday.
Omar hoped that the fire could be put before it consumes the entire building.
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The Congress party in its tweet said it hoped there were no casualties.
Flames that began in the early evening burst through the roof of the centuries-old cathedral and engulfed the spire, which collapsed, quickly followed by the entire roof.
A huge plume of smoke wafted across the city and ash fell over a large area. Parisians watched on, many of them lost for words.
Firefighters tried to contain the blaze with water hoses and cleared the area around Notre-Dame, which sits on an island in the River Seine and marks the very centre of Paris
(With inputs from Reuters)
First Published: Apr 16, 2019 00:39 IST