5 died as church collapses in Enugu

Report gathered that no fewer than five worshippers died on Saturday, following the collapse of St. Anthony Catholic Church Cathedral at Oduma in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State.

An eyewitness revealed under anonymity, yesterday, in Enugu that the incident occurred between 8pm and 9pm following a downpour.

It was later said that the worshippers were in a prayer meeting when the incident occurred.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said the cause of the incident was not yet known.

He said: “Yes, I can confirm to you that five persons died following the collapse of St. Anthony Catholic Church building 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 incidence.”

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