Update: 10 dead, 8 rescued, others trapped as Church building collapses in Delta during first service

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Building Collapses in Delta  

Ten people have been confirmed dead  

 

Ten people have been confirmed dead after the church in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta State, collapsed.

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When the church was holding a service, the building that belongs to Salvation Ministries caved in.

During Tuesday’s evening service, the building, which was being used for the first time, reportedly collapsed at about 5:55 p.m.

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According to reports, eight people were rescued unharmed, while four others were rushed to the Asaba Specialist Hospital.

 

Chief Patrick Ukah, Secretary to the State Government; Dr. Ononye Mordi, State Commissioner for Health; and a team of Red Cross officers and fire fighters were on the ground on a rescue mission at the time of filing this report.

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Worshippers, family members, and sympathizers were seen crying as rescue operations continued.

The Delta State Police Command confirmed this on Wednesday morning.

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