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In Steelton, an old church’s walls come tumbling down


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On a warm Saturday night, Dy’Mond Simmons-Settles was jumping on a trampoline with friends in the backyard of her Steelton home when she heard something unusual. “It was like a big bang or boom, a thunder-like sound,” she said. “It kind of sounded like an earthquake, but we didn’t feel anything.”

And then she heard cracking.

Simmons-Settles looked across the street, just in time to see part of the Grace United Evangelical Church collapse.
“It was very ungraceful,” she said. “It just started to fall backwards, and debris started to fall.” . . .

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