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Fire at Notre Dame cathedral 'irreparable loss' — Russian embassy

April 16, 7:05 UTC+3 PARIS

Le Figaro newspaper reported that the fire has been extinguished

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PARIS, April 16. /TASS/. The damage caused by the fire at the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral is an irreparable loss for humanity, the Russian Embassy in Paris said on Tuesday.

"Even without casualties, this is an irreperable loss for Paris, for France, and for humanity as a whole," the embassy wrote on its official Facebook page.

A fire broke out at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday at around 7 pm local time. The fire is believed to have broken out because of the renovation works underway at the cathedral.

The top part of the spire and the clock of the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral have collapsed as a result of the fire. An investigation into the incident has been launched.

Le Figaro newspaper reported that the fire has been extinguished citing the fire department.

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