3 Feared Dead As Church Collapses In Southern Nigerian State

A week after the fatal building collapse in Lagos involving the Synagogue Church of Nations, another church building has collapsed in Benin City, Edo State.

Three persons were feared killed and two others injured, on× Friday, when a structure of the Church of God located on Usama Street, Uzebu Quarters came down on them.

One death was confirmed while the fate of the two other victims who were trapped under the rubble as of the time of this report was unknown.

Reporters learnt that the structure, which was being used for official and residential purposes, had been marked for demolition and it was in the process of being taken down when it collapsed on the labourers doing the job.

Five of the nine labourers were said to have just stepped out to eat when structure fell on their four colleagues who remained inside.

One of the victims was brought out of the rubble dead while the two others, who were rescued alive, after an operation that lasted about three hours, were rushed to hospital.

The remaining two remained trapped under the rubble, raising fears that they might have been killed.

Angry residents set a bus belonging to the church ablaze and destroyed the main church auditorium.

The mob blamed the church for using manual labour to demolish the building instead of bulldozer.

They also accused the leadership of the church of using unskilled labour for carrying out the demolition.

Source: Tribune
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