A Self-Made Paper Lantern Burned the Museum in Rio

627 views More Video Burning walls and ash from priceless artifacts – this is the view after the fire, burning to the heart of the famous National Museum in Rio de Janeiro. The reasons for the outbreak of the flames that have not sacrificed, but irretrievably destroyed nearly 200 years of Brazilian history, are yet to be established.

The building of the museum, formerly the residence of the Portuguese kings, is an unrecognizable day after the devastating fire. Burning walls can collapse at any moment while firefighters still extinguish residual outbreaks in the building.

Bubby walls and ash from inexpensive artifacts – this is the view after the fire, burning down the famous National Museum in Rio de Janeiro. The reasons for the outbreak of the flames that have not sacrificed, but irretrievably destroyed nearly 200 years of Brazilian history, are yet to be established.

Few dare to enter and save the few remaining valuable items that are not completely destroyed by the flames.

Besides the dozens of scientists, upset by the loss, are the visitors who have come to touch the priceless exhibits. A day after the tragedy, a family who attended a 5-year-old son with dinosaurs, published a video that little Arthur Tavares Joaquin remembers about what he saw in the museum.

Authorities still identify the reasons for the fire. Several versions work. It is assumed that the fire has flared because of a short circuit. According to another, a self-contained paper lantern has fallen on the roof of the building and set it on fire, Bulgaria ON AIR reports.

According to the management of the institution, it could not have suffered so much loss if the building was equipped with a modern fire-fighting system.

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