(UPDATE) AN 80-year-old woman died while 52 people were injured when the balcony of a Catholic church collapsed during Mass on Ash Wednesday in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.
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Religious devotion turned to tragedy yesterday after a portion of the balcony of a church in Bulacan came crashing down, hitting people attending Ash Wednesday mass. Luneta Morales, an 80-year-old member of the choir, died in a hospital at past noon, hours after she joined an estimated 400 people in an early morning mass at St. Peter the Apostle parish church in San Jose del Monte. Nearly 50 people were taken to hospitals for injuries.
MANILA, Philippines: At least 34 devotees were injured after a balcony of a Catholic church collapsed as the Holy Mass for Ash Wednesday was being held in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.
MANILA, Philippines — Isinugod sa ospital ang dose-dosenang mananampalatayang Katoliko matapos bumagsak ang bahagi ng ikalawang palapag ng isang simbahan sa San Jose del Monte, Bulacan habang nagdaraos ng misa.
MANILA, Philippines — Dozens of churchgoers attending Wednesday morning mass at St. Peter Apostle Parish Church in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, suffered injuries, with one fatality, following the collapse of a section of its second floor.