Church near Plymouth struck by lightning in winter storm
A church near Plymouth has been badly damaged in a thunderstorm.
A lightning strike has left a hole in the roof of Pillaton Church in Saltash.
Bell ringing captain Richard Warwick told the BBC: "There's pretty major structural damage to the church.
"One of the four pinnacles on the roof, which weigh several tonnes, has exploded and the main part of it has made a huge gaping hole in the body of the main church."
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
Lightning during a winter storm of snow or hail is rare and is sometimes called Thundersnow.