At least two worshippers were on Sunday feared dead while scores of others sustained various degrees of injuries when the building where they were worshipping collapsed during a church service at Adagbrassa in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.
Adagbrassa is the home town of former Minister of Culture and Tourism, Late Maj. Gen Patrick Aziza (retd). The worshippers had converged at the St. Paul Catholic Church for the Sunday morning mass when midway into the service, the building collapsed.
The church drummer, Jeffery Enukanehire, 10, who is one of the deceased, died on the spot when a section of the building wall fell on him while drumming during a prayer and worship session.
Giving details of the incident, his father, Jefferson Enukanehire while lamenting the death of his son, said: “We had just finished the morning prayer for the 7am mass when the wall collapsed on my son.” He said: “We had gone for service in company of my wife and five children when the unfortunate incident occurred…” Read more