Paris: The 850 years old cathedral in Paris turned into a heap when a massive fire broke out. However, the main structure, including the two bell towers, has been saved. The cathedral’s spire and roofs have been totally collapsed.
President of France Emmanuel Macron called it a "terrible tragedy". The tragedy took place in the holiest week of Christians, as ‘Good Friday’ is on April 19. The cause of fire is still to be known.
The Church have been standing still and illustrating the historic culture of France since 1160. It is considered to be the fine example of French Gothic architecture.
No harm have made to the cathedral’s most precious relics, a tunic worn by Saint Louis, a 13th-century French king, and the crown of thorns that Jesus Christ is said to have worn before his crucifixion, as they were shifted to somewhere else due to renovation work going in the church.
Cathedral spokesman Andre Finot said that the building had sustained "colossal damage" and that the medieval wooden interior - a marvel that has inspired awe and wonder for the millions who have visited over the centuries - had been devastated.
There were no deaths; however, a fire-fighter was badly injured during the operation.
The church, which receives 13 million visitors per day is also a world heritage site declared by UNESCO. This devastation was condemned even by the world leaders. Donald Trump on twitter said, “it was "horrible to watch" the fire and suggested that "flying water tankers" could be used to extinguish the blaze.”
President Emanuel also vowed to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral.