Nobody in the Roman Forum church at time of collapse.
The roof of the central Rome church of S. Giuseppe dei Falegnami collapsed on the afternoon of 30 August. There was nobody injured.
Located at the north-west corner of the Roman Forum, a stone's throw from city hall, the 16th-century church was built on top of the ancient Mamertine prison which, according to tradition, held St Peter before his crucifixion. Contrary to earlier reports, there was no damage caused to the Mamertine prison.
The repair bill to fix the church has been estimated at €1 million by Rome's archaeological superintendent Francesco Prosperetti.
At the time of the collapse - around 15.00 - there was nobody inside the church, which was closed as usual. The church only opens for weddings, with two ceremonies scheduled this weekend. One of the wedding couples, whose ceremony was booked for this Sunday, told Italian daily La Repubblica that they had invited 150 wedding guests.
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