Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral - Paris prosecutors have said that a badly stubbed-out cigarette or an electrical fault could have started the devastating fire that ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral in April, ruling out any criminal intent. The statement released on Wednesday said the preliminary conclusions had been based on interviews with some 100 witnesses. But it emphasised that the investigation had still not clarified the actual cause of the fire. It added that, it was not yet possible to conclude if either an electrical fault or stubbed-out cigarette was the most likely theory. 

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