Debris falls through roof in Indianapolis storm

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis firefighters say a lightning strike apparently sent a piece of masonry flying off a building in downtown Indianapolis and through the roof of an adjacent building.

They say they were responding to a water flow alarm Saturday night and found a hole measuring 10 feet by 20 feet in the ceiling of the fifth floor and water flowing from a sprinkler system damaged by falling debris. They then found a piece of decorative brick masonry measuring 4 inches by 20 inches had fallen from the 17th floor of an adjacent building.

A security guard working in a nearby building told firefighters she “heard a loud thunder clap, boom, and something falling” during intense thunderstorms Saturday evening. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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