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VIDEOS: Scores Feared Trapped, Mangled As Church Building Collapses In Asaba

Rita Enemuru, Reporting

SCORES are feared trapped with unconfirmed casualtiesa as a one-storey-building harbouring Salvation Ministries collapsed at Okpanam in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The building is located opposite Rain Oil Filling Station by Redeemed junction, along Okpanam Road in Asaba.

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

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

Secretary to the State Government, Chief Patrick Ukah; the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Ononye Mordi, team of Red Cross officers, and fire fighters were said to be on ground on a rescue mission.

With rescue operations still ongoing, worshippers, family members and sympathisers were said to be in a mourning mood.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident to Stonix News.

He, however, there was no casualty as of the time of filing the report.

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