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Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 4:25pm
El Paso TX (KDBC) — An east El Paso church community had a frightening experience Sunday. The suspended ceiling in the lobby area at Cielo Vista church fell right before mass was set to begin at 1:30 Sunday afternoon.
According to the church pastor, three staff members and a pastor were hurt, but not critically. Crews took them to hospitals.The pastor says he's counting his blessings.
"And suddenly it just began to fall. It sounded like falling dominoes, but much much louder and it just went down. We immediately started getting people out because we don't know what it is and we were concerned about people's safety. So we just started evacuating immediately, " said a pastor with Cielo Vista Church, Mike Reidland.
The pastor has canceled all services for Sunday. Building inspectors are trying to figure out what caused the collapse.