People sing religious songs near the burning Notre Dame de Paris

Hundreds of people watched as burn Notre Dame. Someone stands silently, someone is praying on his knees, many are singing religious songs. To cope with the fire failed.

People were evacuated from the island of Cité, where the Cathedral is located. Also evacuated patients of hospital located near the Cathedral.

— We saw it outside, but it didn’t burn yet, then went to Seine, saw a smoke, it was weak, but we didn’t understand, something occurs, — our colleague who is in Paris today told. — Everyone lived their lives, and only heard were sirens on city. Then we went to the subway, and the French in the phones all watched the news. They nodded their heads, say it is terrible. It was the only way we knew what was burning. And the house turned on the TV, all the air about it. Show how to extinguish a fire in the Cathedral.