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Church building collapse kills five in Enugu

Posted: Apr 13, 2015 at 5:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Tragedy struck in Oduma, Aninri local government area at the weekend when a church building collapsed, killing five worshipers.

The victims were said to be in a prayer meeting at St. Anthony Catholic Church Cathedral in Oduma around 9pm on Saturday night when the building suddenly collapsed.

Some eye-witnesses said the building collapse may have been caused by the heavy downpour that night.

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer for Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amarizu, said that the cause of the incident was not yet known.

“Yes, I can confirm to you that five persons died following the collapse of St. Anthony Catholic Church at about 8pm, but we are yet to know the cause.

“It is not yet clear as to what brought about the collapse of the building, but we have commenced full investigations into the incident,” Amaraizu said.