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Salvation Ministry Church Building Collapse, Kills Ten

Building housing Salvation Ministry, Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta State has reportedly collapsed, trapping an unspecified number of worshippers with over 10 persons feared dead.

The building which is reportedly being used for the first time collapsed at about 5:55 pm during Tuesday evening service.

Our Correspondent reports that over 35 persons, including children, women and men have been rescued unhurt, while four persons have been rushed to the Asaba Specialist Hospital for medical attention.

The Vanguard gathered that the building,  which is over 10 years was initially designed as a plaza before the church bought it at N300 million, adding that the one storey building was being reconstructed by the Church.

According to her, they were observing their new year 21, adding that they came for evening service to break the day fasting with a communion service when the building collapsed.

As at the time of filing this report, Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Chief Patrick Ukah, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Ononye Mordi, a team of Red Cross officers,  firefighters, Police officers and men of the Delta State Emergency Management Agency were on the ground on a rescue mission.

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