Monday, April 6, 2015

Church Roof Collapses During Easter Service

About 15 people were injured when the roof of a New Jersey church collapsed during an Easter Sunday service.

Worshippers reported hearing a cracking sound from above moments before the debris began falling down on them inside the Korean Union United Methodist Church in Rahway.

Between 75 and 100 people were thought to be inside. Most shielded themselves by going under the benches before they were able to flee the church.

One person, a woman, was seriously hurt, though her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

About 14 other people suffered minor injuries, including a woman who got struck as she tried to protect her grandson, CBS News reported.

After reviewing the damage, Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman told CBS: "It's a miracle that nobody was killed."

It is not yet known what caused the collapse on Sunday afternoon.


posted from Bloggeroid

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