Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday. The Paris landmark is unable to host Christmas services for the first time since the French Revolution, because it was too badly damaged by this year's fire. Photo: AP

‘Fifty per cent chance’ Notre Dame cathedral might not be saved, rector says

  • Beloved Paris landmark ‘not out of danger’, as scaffolding installed before fire that gutted building could collapse on its vaults
  • With no roof to keep massive stone structure stable, cathedral’s vulnerable surviving vaults are crucial to keeping it standing
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Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday. The Paris landmark is unable to host Christmas services for the first time since the French Revolution, because it was too badly damaged by this year's fire. Photo: AP
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