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General News of Tuesday, 11 January 2022


Church building collapses in Delta, over 50 children trapped

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More 50 children have been trapped as one storey belonging to Salvation Ministries collapsed during evening service on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Okpanam, Oshinili North local government area of Delta state.

The unfortunate incident occured around 5pm.

According to sources, the church building, which was about 10 years old was first designed as a plaza before the church occupied the upper chamber of the one storey building.

A church member known as Grace Ibe, said, “We were clapping and praying when suddenly we heard the cracking and the building swallowed the children section with the children.”

The Delta State Emergency Management Agency, fire service and the state police command tried to rescue the trapped children who were crying under the debris of the collasped building.

Witness revealed that no fewer than 15 women and 20 children have been rescued but it could not be proven, as at the time of filing this report, whether they were still alive as they were being rolled into ambulances.

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