ELECTRIC storms took their toll on the Costa Blanca last week during Storm Lola.
The top floor of a Benidorm tower block suffered a lightning strike and so, too, did La Nucia’s Purisima Concepcion parish church.
A bolt of lightning passed through the weathervane, damaging the small dome on top of the tower and affecting the electrical wiring.
The church clocked stopped at 10.35pm, the moment that the lightning struck, but it was later found to be working although the computerised bells system could only strike the quarters and not the hours.
Employees from the town hall’s Technical Services department made temporary repairs to the weathervane, anchoring it with ropes to prevent it from falling, and have now patched up the tower.
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