I shouldn't laugh but the Lord moves in mysterious ways…Building partially collapses in England
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON -- The ground floor of a small building where a funeral was taking place collapsed in central England on Sunday when the mourners surged forward to see the coffin, witnesses said. About 25 people were injured.
The floor fell into the building's basement as about 70 people attended the afternoon service in Birmingham, police said.
Soon after the coffin was brought in, the wooden floor boards of the ground floor gave way, plunging everyone 15 feet into the cellar, witnesses said.
"Once the second floor was there, and then it just disappeared from under us all. I just thought to myself: we were here mourning one person and now we will have to mourn some more. But luckily no one was killed," said Ghazanffar Ali, one of the mourners.
None of the injuries was life threatening, police said.
The vacant building apparently has been used by local residents as a mosque and a meeting place, West Midlands fire service spokesman Mark Taylor said. An investigation into what caused the collapse was under way.
I saw that. i said to myself wtf?! The_Beer_Slayer
PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID OF THEIR GOVERNMENTS. GOVERNMENTS SHOULD BE AFRAID OF THEIR PEOPLE.