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Church roof collapses during Easter service; several injured

April 6, 2015

RAHWAY, New Jersey (AP) — Authorities say several people were injured when the roof of a New Jersey church collapsed during an Easter Sunday service.

Congregants were reportedly singing at the Korean Union United Methodist Church in Rahway when they heard a cracking sound and debris began falling on them.

One person was seriously injured; about a dozen had minor injuries. The injured people reportedly were members of a separate congregation that rents out space at the church. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening.

It’s not yet known what caused the collapse Sunday afternoon.

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