Delta: 10 dead, many others trapped as church building collapses during first service

A building housing the Salvation Ministry, Okpanam, Oshimili-North local government area, Delta State, has collapsed, trapping an unspecified number of worshippers, with over 10 deaths recorded.

The building, which is being used for the first time, reportedly collapsed during yesterday’s evening service, at about 5:55 p.m.

About eight persons have been rescued unhurt, while four persons have been rushed to the Asaba Specialist Hospital.

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

With rescue operations ongoing, worshippers, family members and sympathisers were seen crying.

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