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Ten Dead, Many Injured As Church Building Collapses In Delt

Ten persons have been reported dead and many others injured after the collapse of a building housing Salvation Ministry in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta State.

According to reports, the building collapsed at about 5:55pm on Tuesday while worshippers were holding Bible Study service, as over 35 persons, including children and women have been rescued, while four persons have been rushed to the Asaba Specialist Hospital for medical attention.


Speaking to reporters, a church member, who simply identified herself as Grace, said the building caved in with a thunderous noise while the service was ongoing.

She said the worshippers were observing the yearly fasting and they came for evening service to break the day fasting with a communion service when the building collapsed.

Confirming the tragic incident, Delta State Police Spokesman, Edafe Bright, said 18 persons have so far been rescued, dismissing reports that casualties were recorded.


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