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Notre Dame fire: France’s civil security responds to Trump’s ‘flying water tankers’ suggestion

"Hundreds of firemen of the Paris Fire Brigade are doing everything they can to bring the terrible #NotreDame fire under control. All means are being used, except for water-bombing aircraft which, if used, could lead to the collapse of the entire structure of the cathedral."

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Trump’s suggestion to France, where over 400 firefighters worked together to contain the fire and prevent the 850-year-old Gothic building, did not go down well with many, who slammed the US president for the “ignorant suggestion”. (Source: Reuters)

US President Donald Trump was criticised after he suggested France should have used “flying water tankers” in order to put out the massive fire that broke out at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday evening. “So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!” tweeted Trump.

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However, Trump’s suggestion to France, where over 400 firefighters worked together to contain the fire and prevent the 850-year-old Gothic building, did not go down well with many, who slammed the US president for the “ignorant suggestion”.

“This honestly could have been a perfectly fine response if you would have just offered your support instead of ignorantly suggesting random actions without any command of the facts or the situation on the ground…,” responded a user to Trump’s post.

Interestingly, the official Twitter handle of France’s civil security forces also responded to Trump’s “flying water tankers” suggestion and enlightened him that the use of water-bombing aircraft could lead to the collapse of the building.

“Hundreds of firemen of the Paris Fire Brigade are doing everything they can to bring the terrible #NotreDame fire under control. All means are being used, except for water-bombing aircraft which, if used, could lead to the collapse of the entire structure of the cathedral.”