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Total makes $113m Notre-Dame pledge

French player donating funds to restore Paris cathedral following fire

French supermajor Total has pledged to contribute €100 million ($113 million) to the reconstruction of the landmark Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, following Monday's devastating fire.

Chief executive Patrick Pouyanne announced the donation on Tuesday on social media.

Hundreds of millions of euros have already been pledged to help rebuild the 850-year-old cathedral after the fire partially destroyed parts of it on Monday evening.

The fire, declared fully extinguished some 15 hours after it began, destroyed Notre-Dame’s roof and caused its main spire to collapse.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, chief executive of the Kering group that owns the Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent fashion brands, also pledged €100 million towards the rebuilding effort.

Another €200 million was pledged by Bernard Arnault's family and their company LVMH, which includes brands like Louis Vuitton and Sephora.

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