Saturday, 20 September 2014

3 feared killed as church collapses in Edo

A week after the fatal building collapse in Lagos
involving the Synagogue Church of All 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 Christ Chosen
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.
Saturday Tribune 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
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

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