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Paris: 850-year-old Notre-Dame cathedral on fire!

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PARIS: Main tower of the famous Notre-Dame cathedral here collapsed as a result of an incendie that engulfed the building.

Meanwhile, President  Macron, who was scheduled to address the nation, has canceled the speech and is expected to go to the scene of incendie.   

Foreign Office of Pakistan has taken to Twitter to express the Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s deep sadness about the devastating fire at the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris: ” For centuries, it has been a revered place of worship for Catholics around the world. Hope that resilient people of France will be able to restore it to its’ glory”, the FM stated. 

 PARIS: Picture taken in June 2018 shows renovation work in progress.  




According to sources, the 850-year-old Gothic building – that had started to crumble –  was being renovated. Experts are of the view that the fire was connected to the work being carried out there.

PARIS: While the LEAs have got the surrounding area cleared, firefighters are attempting to contain the gigantic fire. 


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.