Church Building Collapses In Edo Killing One

Residents blamed the church for using individuals to destroy the building instead of hiring a bulldozer

A one-storey building belonging to a church - Christ Chosen Church of God, recently collapsed in Uzama Street, Uzebu quarters in Egor local government area of Edo State leaving one dead.

According to reports, residents were angered by the church’s attitude towards the incident as officials refused to call for rescue operations hours after the collapse.

Residents blamed the church for using individuals to destroy the building instead of hiring a bulldozer.

It was gathered that a bus belonging to the church was set ablaze, while the youths vandalized the church properties.

Officials of the church reportedly ran away after the building came down.

The building was said to have served as offices and residential building for the church officials.

About 9 workers were said to be working inside the church, but three went out to buy food few minutes before the incident.

Three out of the six workers trapped in the building were rescued alive but with bruises and broken limbs, while one was brought out dead.

Two others were still trapped in the debris at the time of filling this report.

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