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Two Worshippers Dead As Popular Church Collapses During Service In Taraba –

Two Worshippers Dead As Popular Church Collapses During Service In Taraba

Information reaching Ibom Focus that Two Worshippers Dead As Popular Church Collapses During Service In Taraba

Not Less than two persons have lost their lives when a worship centre located in the southern part of Taraba State collapsed.

The worship centre, which is known as the Holy Ghost Church, was said to have been brought down by a heavy downpour that lasted for several hours.

According to Daily Post, the church located in Abed Pave community in the Chachanji town of Takum Local Government, came down while a service was ongoing.

Church Collapses During Service

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Church Collapses During Service
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This came barely one week after the local government council was submerged by flood, which kept travellers stranded for several hours.

In addition to the two persons confirmed to have died as a result of the accident, several worshippers were also said to have escaped the scene with serious injuries.

Confirming the report, the council chairman, Shiban Tikari, said from the report made available to him, no fewer than two persons lost their lives in the process.

Though agreed that he is yet to visit the scene, he is, however, optimistic that the council would work out modalities to assist the church in question.

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Also reacting, a former Supervisory Councilor of Chachanji ward, Mathew Adega, who also confirmed the incident, said the two victims are male and female.

Adega, who could ascertain the numbers of persons that sustained injuries as at the time of confirming the incident, however, agreed that several church members left with one form of injury and the other.

Some members of the community told our correspondent that the church building suddenly came down when it was raining cats and dogs in the community.

Church Collapses During Service