|Sent on:||Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:20 PM|
A bolt of lightning caused serious damage to a church when it struck
the bell tower and caused one of its turrets to explode.
Worshippers were left stunned to find a gaping hole in the roof of the
church in Pillaton, near Saltash, Cornwall, after a storm swept over
the region late on Monday.
Most buildings in the area managed to avoid damage, but St Odulph
Church suffered a direct hit when a bolt of lightning struck the
It caused flying rubble to smash slate tiles on the church's roof and
left huge pieces of wood precariously dangling into the church below,
close to the pulpit.
Church warden Richard Lowther said everything in the church had been
affected, including the roof, pews and other furnishings.
He said: 'We won't be able to hold services until... I don't know how long.
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