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01:56  16 april  2019
01:56  16 april  2019 Source:   msn.com

Fire wrecks Notre-Dame Cathedral, centuries-old Parisian landmark

Fire wrecks Notre-Dame Cathedral, centuries-old Parisian landmark A fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, a spokesman from the fire department said.

AustraliaAustralian leaders mourn burning cathedral . 01:56 16 april 2019. Workers smoked at Notre-Dame cathedral , admits contractor: Australian leaders mourn burning cathedral Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten have expressed 20:27 24 april 2019 Source: msn.com.

The Australian government won't be setting up a local fund for people who want to contribute to rebuilding the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris after a Labor leader Bill Shorten noted the "brooding, gothic cathedral " had been an important landmark in the days before GPS when he visited Paris as a

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Parisians will rebuild in the aftermath of a destructive fire in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison believes.

Both the prime minister and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have expressed their sadness over the devastating blaze, which has already destroyed the spire and the roof of the historic Paris landmark.

"I fondly remember standing outside Notre Dame with Jen almost 30 years ago. So sad to see this beautiful cathedral in flames this morning," Mr Morrison tweeted on Tuesday.

'Art and history destroyed before our eyes': Witnesses share their horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral is engulfed in flames

'Art and history destroyed before our eyes': Witnesses share their horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral is engulfed in flames 'Basically the whole rooftop is gone. I see no hope for the building,' said witness Jacek Poltorak, watching the fire from a fifth-floor balcony two blocks from the cathedral in Paris.

Labor leader Bill Shorten noted the "brooding, gothic cathedral " had been an important landmark in the days before GPS when he visited Paris as a young backpacker, and again during early morning runs on a more recent visit. "I think Australia should contribute to a restoration fund," he told reporters in

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"Our thoughts are with the people of France and emergency services who are fighting this fire. They will rebuild as Parisians always do."

Mr Shorten said it was a sad day for Paris, France and people across the world.

"Notre Dame brought so much joy to so many souls," he wrote on Twitter.

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has also expressed his sympathies, and called on both his successor and Mr Shorten to establish a fund to support the restoration of the church.

He said he has no doubt French President Emmanuel Macron will ensure the cathedral is restored.

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo says firefighters are optimistic they can salvage the church's main towers from the flames.

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