The medieval Notre Dame cathedral was captured by flames on April 15.
The 850-year-old French building which took 200 years to be built, collapsed after the fire. Cathedral spokesperson Andre Finot has told French media that the iconic structure has sustained “colossal damage.” The inferno that captured Notre Dame has not been extinguished by firefighters however its roof has collapsed.
The fire began due to the restoration and renovations which were happening at the cathedral and it reportedly started around 5.50pm. According to a cathedral spokesperson’s claims, a Paris prosecutor has started an investigation into the “involuntary destruction by fire.”
Watch below the tragic video of Notre Dame’s tower collapsing down caused by the fire.
The aftermath of the tragedy has been posted online after the horrible fire and in the picture, it is shown that the altar and the cross have been left undamaged. The picture was posted on Twitter, and people immediately started commenting on it. A few religious people have called it a miracle. But not everyone shared the same thought that the cross and altar was safe due to a divine miracle.
A person with the name @myberkeley3 said:
It was made of materials that can withstand the heat. Having said that, it is such a relief to see the nave being largely intact. For that, I thank the designer and the builder of the church!
And then another one named @JussrR affirmed:
It’s in the part of the cathedral that was protected by the stone roof which is still largely intact; most of what’s inside there made it through. The cross was not miraculously spared; it’s just that this is a close-up shot that doesn’t show most of the rest.
The tragedy has shocked many people all around the world. French President Emmanuel Macron made a statement to reporters on the cause and has promised an immediate start to an international fundraising campaign to rebuild the cathedral. He calls it the French destiny and claims “we will rebuild this cathedral together”:
I’m telling you all tonight — we will rebuild this cathedral together. This is probably part of the French destiny. And we will do it in the next years. Starting tomorrow, a national donation scheme will be started that will extend beyond our borders.