Paris Notre Dame Cathedral in flames

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Paris Notre Dame Cathedral in flames
Paris Notre Dame Cathedral in flames

Social media has been flooded by images of the Notre Dame cathedral in flames on 15 Apr 2019, Monday.

The cause was not immediately clear, but officials say that it could be linked to renovation work.

Officials in Paris said the fire, which started around 7pm local time, could be linked to renovation works being carried out at the cathedral.

The Notre-Dame cathedral is currently undergoing renovations. Cracks have began to appear in the stone structure sparking fear that it could become unstable.

President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron tweeted about the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.

US President Donald Trump tweeted, “So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!”

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