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Church man dies after statue of saint falls on him during Holy Week preparations in Spain
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Church man dies after statue of saint falls on him during Holy Week preparations in Spain

The 78-year-old sacristan fell to the ground after apparently suffering a stroke which then triggered the image, which he was preparing for a procession, to topple onto him

Javier Varela

Madrid

Friday, 29 March 2024, 15:38

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A church member in Spain's north has tragically died during Holy Week when an image of a saint fell on him as he was preparing it for a procession.

The 78-year-old sacristan was preparing for Palm Sunday processions at the church of San Xoán in the municipality of A Coruña about 1.25pm on Saturday 23 March when he apparently suffered a stroke and fell to the ground. That then triggered an image of a saint, and the support it was placed on, to fall on him.

The resident of Coristanco was seriously injured and flown by air ambulance to the Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña, but died some hours after his admission.

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