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— Patrick Galey (@patrickgaley) 15 April 2019
The fire at Notre Dame looks horrific pic.twitter.com/buYTwh2vDn
— Alan White (@aljwhite) 15 April 2019
The cathedral in the central 4th arrodisement hqd recently been undergoing extensive restoration works.
Many horrified tourists and passers-by photographed or filmed the blaze, while others took to twitter to express their shock.
Just seems such a huge, heartbreaking fire. Hope nobody is hurt, first & foremost. And aside from that, as anyone who has visited knows, it’s such a stunning cathedral. #NotreDame pic.twitter.com/DnNMnwiJ0i
— Sandeep (@sandeep_7847) 15 April 2019