UNESCO says ‘at France’s side to save and restore’ Notre-Dame


Paris, France | AFP | 

The United Nations’ cultural agency said Monday that it “stood at France’s side to save and restore” Notre-Dame cathedral, “a priceless heritage” which erupted in flames earlier in the afternoon.

Flames are seen rising from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. – A fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris, potentially involving renovation works being carried out at the site, the fire service said. (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)

Audrey Azoulay, secretary general of UNESCO, said the agency was monitoring the effort to put out the blaze, which consumed the iconic church’s spire as flames spread across the roof.

Notre-Dame was added to UNESCO’s world heritage list in 1991, Azoulay added in a tweet.

Read: ‘Paris is disfigured’: Tears and shock as Notre-Dame burns

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