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15 Apr, 2019 17:54

Watch the moment spire of Notre Dame cathedral collapses due to fire

Watch the moment spire of Notre Dame cathedral collapses due to fire

The spire of the iconic Paris Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris) has collapsed as a result of a major fire that engulfed the roof of the landmark tourist attraction an hour earlier.

The cause of the fire is still unknown. The top of the Gothic architecture jewel was under renovation with scaffolding covering some parts of the spire. 

The spire itself, made of wood and covered with lead, has long been in a bad shape as the elements of the construction dating back to the mid-nineteenth century have been damaged by weather, pollution and time.

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