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Fire destroys roof of Historic basilica in France

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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The 19th-century church of Saint-Donatien in Nantes, France caught on fire after a Monday mass. Despite firefighters' efforts, the flames quickly reduced the rooftop of the historic structure to a shell. The fire began immediately after morning mass on Monday, causing the worshipers to be evacuated.

The basilica dates back to the 19th Century and is dedicated to the religious martyrs St Donatien and St Rogatien. Another of the city's religious sites, Nantes Cathedral, suffered similar damage during a fire in 1972. It has since been restored.

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