10 Die as Building Collapses in Delta


About 10 people have reportedly died after a building housing the Salvation Ministry, Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta State, collapsed yesterday.

The building reportedly collapsed at about 5:55pm during evening service. It was gathered about eight persons were rescued unhurt, while four persons have been rushed to the Asaba Specialist Hospital for medical attention.

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, team of Red Cross officers, and fire fighters were on ground on a rescue mission.

Also, as at the time of filing this report, worshippers, family members and sympathizers were crying as efforts were on to rescue other victims.

It was learnt that the building was being used for the first time for service yesterday when it crumbled.