Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Notre Dame: the most in depth coverage available (photos, videos, diagrams)

Half an hour from COLLAPSE: Firefighters saved Notre Dame with moments to spare reveals minister – but blaze still took its toll on priceless artifacts after crews failed to find the fire for 23 minutes after first smoke alarm sounded

  • Several of Notre Dame's most prized artefacts are said to have been damaged in the devastating inferno
  • Franck Riester, France's culture minister, said the great organ and several paintings had been affected
  • Heroic rescue team charged into the burning cathedral and saved the 850-year-old building from destruction 
  • Notre Dame's roof and spire collapsed but priceless treasures including reputed crown of Thorns were saved  
  • Police currently interviewing specialist restorers who were carrying out works on the cathedral's iconic spire 
  • Authorities currently treating blaze as a tragic accident caused by a 'stray flame' and not arson or terrorism
  • Two of France's richest men have pledged 300million euros with the total donor tally at over 600million

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