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10 confirmed dead as church building collapses in Delta (video)

Posted by on January 12th, 2022

At least ten worshippers have been reported dead after a church building collapsed in Delta state. 

The building housing Salvation Ministry in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State collapsed around 5:55pm on Tuesday January 11, during a service.

The Nation reported that this is the first the church building is being used. Eight persons have been rescued unhurt while four persons were taken to the Asaba Specialist Hospital.

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Delta Government officials, including Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Chief Patrick Ukah; Commissioner for Health, Dr Ononye Mordi; team of Red Cross officials and fire fighters were at the scene where community youths and a team of policemen were mobilised for rescue operations.

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Many worshippers, family members and sympathisers were also seen in tears searching for their loved ones.

Watch the video below;

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