This Monday 15th April, 2019, the President, Emmanuel Macron, decided to postpone his speech on television because of the fire ravaging Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
President Emmanuel Macron has decided to postpone his speech on television , scheduled for Monday, April 15, 2019, at 20h. Due to the fire ravaging Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral, he will discuss the announcements related to the great national debate at a later date, AFP reports .
— Agence France-Presse (@afpfr) April 15, 2019
On Twitter, the Head of State expressed his sadness and “his thought for all Catholics and for all French”.
Notre-Dame de Paris en proie aux flammes. Émotion de toute une nation. Pensée pour tous les catholiques et pour tous les Français. Comme tous nos compatriotes, je suis triste ce soir de voir brûler cette part de nous.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) April 15, 2019
He will go there, just like the Prime Minister.
A fire in the heart of the capital
Around 18:50, an important fire broke out in the Parisian monument and reaching its roof. In a few minutes, the flames reached the entire building, located in the heart of the capital.
The fire would be related to work. It is not known for the moment whether victims are to be deplored.
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