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Fire damages centuries old abbey

A medieval abbey that's home to a community of Belgian monks has been badly damaged by fire.

The abbey in Rochefort, in southern Belgium, is famous for the strong beer brewed there by the Trappist monks.

Though the blaze has destroyed much of the building's timber structure, the monks say at least their beer escaped.

Jack Izzard reports.

  • 30 Dec 2010
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