A colossal fire swept through the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday, causing a spire to collapse and raising fears over the future of the nearly millenium old building and its precious artworks. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. In a tweet he expressed the “emotion of a whole nation” on seeing Notre-Dame ablaze. The Paris police department in a tweet called on residents to avoid the area and to “make way for rescue vehicles”. US President Donald Trump in a tweet said: “So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
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