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MILLIONS have been pledged to help rebuild Notre Dame after a devastating blaze ripped through the 850-year-old Paris cathedral yesterday, causing the collapse of its spire and roof.
The fire was described by French President Emmanuel Macron as “a terrible tragedy.” He announced an international fundraising effort to rebuild the cathedral.
Officials suggested that the fire could be linked to renovation work which began after cracks appeared in the stoneworks of the Gothic building.
British liberal newspaper the Guardian has been heavily criticised after today’s editorial piece appeared to try to link the fire to terrorism. It warned: “Paris has been the theatre of some of the most vicious acts of terrorist violence of modern times,” suggesting it would be “imprudent to speculate before the facts are known.”
Attempts on social media to link the fire to the gilets jaunes movement were rebuffed when officials confirmed to French newspaper Liberation that a man at the scene donning a yellow hi-vis jacket was in fact a firefighter.
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