SPECIAL REPORT: Saving Notre Dame from smoke, flames and ashes

2019-04-20 20:49
Flames and smoke rise as the spire of Notre Dame cathedral is on fire in Paris. (Thibault Camus, AP)

Flames and smoke rise as the spire of Notre Dame cathedral is on fire in Paris. (Thibault Camus, AP)

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The fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral was home to some of the most praised artefacts in Catholicism, such as the crown of thorns believed to have been worn by Jesus before his crucifixion as well as the tunic worn by Saint Louis, a 13th-century king of France (Louis IX). Both of these relics were saved from the fire.

Euronews correspondent Anelise Borges was at the scene capturing the reactions of Parisians in front of the cathedral. In a live broadcast with anchor Isabelle Kumar, she described the streets around Île de la Cité – where the cathedral is located - as "absolutely packed".


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The catastrophic fire at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral has grabbed the attention of people the world over as a nation mourns the devastation of its cultural and historic epicentre.

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