Two steeples of the three that sit atop the entrance of Our Lady of Guidance Church in R A Puram were damaged when lightning struck after 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
Small pieces of brickwork of one steeple fell down but not much is known of the extent of the damage.
The assistant parish priest here confirmed the incident on an afternoon when thunder and lighting raged and heavy rain came down.
There were some people inside the church, in prayer and they are said to have been rattled. The power systems burnt out as did some gadgets even in the priests’ quarters next door. Nobody was hurt.