National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and the Congress party tweeted their sorrow over the fire that ravaged the Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday.
Omar hoped that the fire could be put before it consumes the entire building.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 15, 2021
The Congress party in its tweet said it hoped there were no casualties.
Heart-breaking news of the fire at the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. We hope there are no casualties & the Holy Cathedral can be salvaged. https://t.co/A3jHwfEuDl
— Congress (@INCIndia) April 15, 2021
Flames that began in the early evening burst through the roof of the centuries-old cathedral and engulfed the spire, which collapsed, quickly followed by the entire roof.
A huge plume of smoke wafted across the city and ash fell over a large area. Parisians watched on, many of them lost for words.
Firefighters tried to contain the blaze with water hoses and cleared the area around Notre-Dame, which sits on an island in the River Seine and marks the very centre of Paris
(With inputs from Reuters)
Apr 16, 2021 00:39 IST