Sunday, December 11, 2016

At least 160 feared dead in Akwa Ibom Church building collapse

At least 160 persons are reported dead while many more injured when an auditorium of the Reigners Bible Church International in Akwa Ibom State Nigeria, collapsed during the ordination ceremony of Pastor Alan Weeks as Bishop. As at press time, the death toll may have surpassed the 200 mark. His Excellency, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, was present at the church service during the incident and thereafter personally supervised rescue operations and evacuation of the injured to the hospital.

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

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