Thursday, 25 April 2013

Lightning strikes a saint

CHICLANA Earlier this month the 17th century marble statue of a saint fell from its perch fifteen metres by the bell tower of La Soledad church on the road to the old cemetery, after being struck by lightning. The Local Police and the Bomberos (fire brigade) were called in by local residents when they heard the very loud crash that followed that of the thunder storm that came through shortly after midnight. The neighbours say it was lucky nobody was passing underneath at the time, though there was some damage to cars parked in the street. The image was destroyed beyond repair, but the fire brigade experts agreed that the bell tower had not been damaged and was in no danger of collapse.

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