By Euro Weekly News Media • 22 October 2017 • 6:37
FALLING MASONRY: Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence
A SPANISH tourist has been killed after he was hit by falling masonry as he visited the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence with his wife.
The 52-year-old man was struck by a chunk of decorative stone about siix inches square that fell from a height of 65ft.
The 15th-century church – where Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli are buried is a top tourist attraction and has been undergoing a maintenance programme.
It is expected to remain closed to visitors while the integrity of the remaider of the building is checked.
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