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Belgian church roof collapses just after Christmas Mass

December 28, 2010

The roof of a Catholic church in Diepenbeek, Belgium, collapsed early on Christmas morning—shortly after the departure of worshippers who had filled the building for midnight Mass.

The weight of accumulated snow apparently caused the collapse of the roof, resulting in the destruction of the entire building. No casualties were reported.


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  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Jan. 03, 2011 1:33 PM ET USA

    Considering the state of the Church in Belgium, there's something deeply symbolic in this event...