Saudi Arabia shows Solidarity with France after Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Saudi Arabia have showed solidarity with France and the friendly French people after the huge fire that took place at historic Notre Dame Cathedral.

“An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has expressed the Kingdom’s solidarity with France and the friendly French people after the huge fire that took place at historic Notre Dame Cathedral.” The official Saudi Arabia’s Press Agency said.

Construction workers hurriedly secured key sections of the fire-weakened Notre Dame Cathedral Thursday, including an area above one of its famed rose-shaped windows. Fire officials warned that the massive cathedral still remains very fragile and extremely dangerous for construction workers and other specialists.

The island in the Seine River housing Notre Dame at the heart of the French capital remained largely empty Thursday and closed to everyone but residents. Businesses were shuttered and the usual tourist throngs were nowhere to be seen.

Meanwhile, a French judicial police official told the Associated Press investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire. The official, who spoke anonymously about the ongoing investigation, said investigators still don’t have the green light to work in the cathedral and search in the rubble for safety reasons.