World / ‘Worst avoided,’ says Macron on Notre Dame fire; vows to re-build cathedral

Hindustan Times : Apr 16, 2019, 09:38 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, after a colossal fire tore through the building, sending the spire crashing to the ground and wiping out centuries of heritage. Macron expressed relief that “the worst had been avoided” in blaze that had at one point threatened the entire edifice, and left France in shock over the damage to a building described as the soul of nation.