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10 feared dead, 35 rescued, others trapped as Church building collapses in Delta

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10 feared dead, 35 rescued, others trapped as Church building collapses in Delta

The building housing Salvation Ministry, Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta State has reportedly collapsed, trapping unspecified number of worshippers with over 10 persons feared dead.

The building which is reportedly being used for the first time, collapsed at about 5:55pm during Tuesday evening service.

Reports say over 35 persons, including children, women and men have been rescued unhurt, while four persons have been rushed to the Asaba Specialist Hospital for medical attention.

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According to Vanguard, the building, which is over 10 years was initially designed as a plaza before the church bought it at N300 million, adding that the one storey building was being reconstructed by the Church.

A church member, who simply identified herself as Grace, said the service was ongoing when the building collapsed with a thunderous noise, saying; “we were clapping and praying when suddenly we heard the cracking and the building swallowed the children section with the children.”

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According to her, they were observing their new year 21, adding that they came for evening service to break the day fasting with a communion service when the building collapsed.

A woman who was wailing beyond control at the scene, said her three children were among those trapped in the building.

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