• News - South South - Delta
  • Updated: January 11, 2022

10 Feared Dead, 50 Children Trapped As Church Building Collapses In Delta

A building housing Salvation Ministry in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta State, has collapsed with over 10 persons feared dead.

The incident which occured around 5pm, mostly affected the children section of the church where over 50 kids were trapped.

One of the church members stated that the service was ongoing when the building collapsed with a thunderous noise.

“We were clapping and praying when suddenly we heard the cracking and the building swallowed the children section with the children."

She also said that the church was currently observing its new year 21 day fasting but members of the ill-fated church came to break the fasting with a communion service.

As of the tie of reporting, men of the Delta State Emergency Management Agency, fire service and the state Police Command were struggling to rescue the children who were crying under the debris of the collapsed building.

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