A day after the devastating fire in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the focus is on the cause of the fire and the reconstruction of the Parisian landmark. The office of the public Prosecutor Respondent on Tuesday, construction workers were involved in the restoration of the house of God. The investigators do not expect to intentionally set to fire. For the reconstruction of the heavily damaged Church went up Tuesday pledges a donation in the amount of around 700 million euros.
The Prosecutor's office of an accident and initiated an investigation for negligent arson. "Nothing suggests an intentional act," said Prosecutor Remy Heitz. In the night, the first construction workers and employees of the with the restoration of representative construction firms had been heard. He expect "long and complex" investigation, said Heitz.
the restoration of the Cathedral leading company rejected the accusations, to be for the outbreak of the fire responsible. All safety regulations had been complied with, said Julien Le Bras, head of the Scaffolding company and Le Bras Freres.
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The fire broke out on Monday evening in the roof of the Gotteshausxes and had spread rapidly over the entire roof. Around 400 firefighters the entire night, were in use only on Tuesday morning, the flames were completely extinguished.
experts and authorities now fight for the backup of an 850-year-old building. Two-thirds of the roof and steeple were destroyed in the fire. The structure of the Gothic Church, however, remained largely stable, as the interior state Secretary Laurent Nuñez said on Tuesday. The walls, the two monumental towers, and the three rose Windows were largely intact. However, damage in the roof, and a gable in the North had been cross-discovered the ship, said Nuñez. The gable had been secured.
Several of the precious relics, including the crown of thorns of Jesus, and the main cross of the Church could be saved. Numerous works of art died in the flames but the victim is also the main organ was damaged.
Video: fire in the Notre-Dame Overview of the events surrounding the fire in the Gothic Cathedral in Paris from 15. April 2019. Video: AFP, Twitter,
France's head of state, Emmanuel Macron, promised the reconstruction of the Cathedral that will take, according to experts, several years or even decades. Macron wants to rebuild the severely damaged Cathedral of Notre-Dame, however, within the next five years. The Paris landmark would be even more beautiful than before, said Macron on Tuesday evening in a televised address.
The announcement of his reform measures in the Wake of the "National debate" suspended Macron for an indefinite period of time. At the Moment, the right time was not, - said the President. He had called for a civil debate to calm the "yellow vests"crisis in January and the French in mid-April, the concrete results promised.
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Several French groups of firms and companies family big donations to Notre-Dame, announced that the U.S. technology giant Apple introduced financial assistance in view. The luxury fashion group Kering, the French billionaire François-Henri Pinault said a donation of 100 million euros, as well as the Oil company Total. The luxury group LVHM and the main shareholder in the cosmetics group L'oréal, the family, Bettencourt, want to donate 200 million euros.
The channel France 2 will broadcast on Wednesday, a classical concert, and more donations to collect. The city of Paris will, meanwhile, provide 50 million Euro. Mayor Anne Hidalgo proposed also, in the coming weeks, an international donor conference in the French capital to hold.
On Wednesday, the bells
ringing, Also the German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) offered France help. Germany was prepared, on reconstruction, "with German Expertise, German experience", said Merkel in Berlin. The images from Paris have you "touched deeply". You have sent Macron "the sympathy of the people in Germany".
Also from numerous other countries, messages of sympathy arrived. US President, Donald Trump expressed his solidarity with France and offered the assistance of his government in the reconstruction "of this irreplaceable Icon of Western civilization". Pope Francis expressed the hope that the badly damaged Church become a "jewel". Queen Elizabeth II said she was saddened "deep".
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the "tragedy" of Notre Dame meet the Russians to the heart. Iran's Minister paid tribute to Notre-outer-lady as the "symbolic monument of prayer to our common God". Notre-Dame is one of the most popular sights of France. The famous Cathedral was also by the novel "The hunchback of Notre-Dame" by Victor Hugo. 24. August 1944, the bells of Notre had proclaimed lady of the liberation of Paris from German occupation.
On Wednesday should be ringing in France at 18.50 PM the bells of the cathedrals to commemorate the outbreak of the fire in Notre-Dame. (anf/sda/afp)
Created: 16.04.2019, 20:24 PM