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Tuesday 20th March 2018

UNESCO Says 'at France's Side to Save and Restore' Notre Dame

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7Dnews London

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 19:02 GMT

The United Nations' cultural agency said on Monday April 15th 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, AFP has reported.

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.

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