Aerial photos show scale of Notre Dame damage

 edition.cnn.com  4/17/2019 11:55:43 AM  3

Updated 1155 GMT (1955 HKT) April 17, 2019

A gutted roof, blackened stone and a gaping hole where the spire once stood.

The scale of the damage caused by a devastating fire that tore through Notre Dame cathedral on Monday has been revealed by dramatic images shot from a drone above the 850-year-old church.

The pictures, taken by Lana Sator, show the interior of the medieval Catholic church exposed to the elements, and the impact caused by the dramatic collapse of the structure's spire.

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild the cathedral, one of Paris' most-famous landmarks.

The blackened structure of Notre Dame cathedral, where a fire broke out on Monday.

Lana Sator

The roof of the building was destroyed by the blaze, which burned for nine hours before being extinguished.

Lana Sator

The church was undergoing renovation when the fire took hold.

Lana Sator

Several large holes are shown in the roof of the cathedral, exposing the interior of the church to the weather.

Lana Sator

The impact of the spire's dramatic collapse is shown, with the scaffolding that held it upright twisted and tangled out of shape.

Lana Sator

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