The horrific fire that blazed through Notre Dame Cathedral has been put out and after assessing the damage it wrought, it would take a lot of time before it could be completely restored, says experts.
The French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the 850-year-old cathedral, a jewel at the center of France, within five years. There is much speculation as to how the fire started but it is said that an accident occurred during restoration work being done.
Several private companies have already pledged to contribute to the cathedral's restoration.
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