From Al Bawaba:
A massive fire engulfed the historical and most famous landmark in Paris, the Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday evening leaving Parisians and millions around the world in shock and grief over the old artistic building.
While the spire and roof of the centuries-old Gothic building entirely collapsed, its main structure and precious painting and artistic works were saved by the efforts of the firefighters who spent hours trying to put the fire out.
Several videos and photos circulated the internet of the heartbreaking fire and the moments when the spire fell off. This comes when Christians around the world are celebrating the Holy Week preceding Easter.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of Parisians looked in disbelief, crowding the streets surrounding the cathedral, cautiously watching the fire while being put out.
People were seen bursting into tears and hugging each other as the historical church was in flames.
One moving video showed people gathering and singing the classic hymn ‘Ave Maria’ around the cathedral to honor it.
The original content can be found here: Viral Video: Parisians Watch in Horror as Firefighters Put Out The Notre Dame Flames