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Part of Far South Side Chuch Wall Colllapses

By  Alex Parker  and Darryl Holliday | February 28, 2013 8:33pm 

ROSELAND — Part of a Far South Side church’s wall crumbled into a pile of bricks Thursday night.

“I got here and this is what I see,” said James Hampton, pastor at Zion Healing Temple, 433 E. 111th St. in Roseland, as he stood near hundreds of bricks littering the sidewalk.

No one was injured when the south side wall collapsed, and Hampton isn’t sure what caused it to fall. The congregation moved into the building in 1984.

“[The] most important thing [is] no one was out walking because they would have got buried alive,” he said.

“It’ll be all right. We don’t let stuff like this set us back,” he said.

Hampton said he wasn’t sure how the church would be affected by the mishap, but said he’d meet inspectors Friday morning.

“All we can do now is wait,” he said.