Belgian church roof collapses just after Christmas Mass
at The Regina Pacis church in Diepenbeek must have said their prayers
-or someone was certainly listening - at their midnight mass service
last night because just hours later the roof collapsed.
this picture shows, had the churchgoers still been inside there would
certainly have been mass casualties.
Only two walls - one bearing a
crucifix - of the structure remain upright.
Tonnes of rubble remain where the congregation sang carols and prayed just a few hours earlier.
roof is believed to have given way under the huge weight of snow
Local residents report a huge crashing sound in the middle
of the night when the roof gave way.