Updated: Roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral collapses in massive fire

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Tragic as massive fire eats up Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

A massive fire Monday  afternoon has destroyed both the spire and the roof of the historic and iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the second church to be devastated by fire in one month.

While the fire service said the blaze could be “potentially linked” to ongoing renovations, so terrible was its effect that President Emmanuel Macron cancelled a major televised policy speech he was due to give on Monday evening.

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo in a tweet described it as a “terrible fire”.

“The Paris fire service is trying to control the flames,” she wrote on Twitter, asking residents to respect the security cordon thrown up around the site.

(watch the tragic videos, courtesy of Solveig Godeluck on Twitter:

A spokesperson for the cathedral said the fire,…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria