BEVERLY HILLS, December 10, (THEWILL) – A Church building located along Uyo Village Road in Akwa Ibom state capital, on Saturday, collapsed during the consecration of its pastor as a Bishop, leaving many worshippers trapped.
The Reigners Bible Church, was filled to capacity when the disaster occurred. An eye witness told Premium Times that “Pastor Akan Week was being consecrated today so the programme was holding inside the Church when suddenly, the whole building collapsed.”
The witness disclosed that the Church was being renovated and upgraded in view of the high number of guests expected there today. The Akwa Ibom Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, was expected to attend the consecration, but he was said not to be at the church when the building caved in.
According to the witness said, “The governor has gone to the scene and is presently there helping with the rescue.”
“Many people are buried under the debris as emergency workers continue rescue exercise,” he said.