Nigeria: Three killed, Many Wounded In Church Collapse
Eleven of the 18 rescued are hospitalised after church collapses in the Okpanam suburb of Asaba.
Three people, including two children, have been killed after a church collapsed in southern Nigeria. The church collapsed on Tuesday evening in the Okpanam suburb of the Asaba, the capital of Delta State, the local police spokesman Bright Edafe said on Wednesday. Eleven of the 18 people rescued were also still being treated in
hospital, he added. Local media said the building came down as an evening service was being held. Building collapses are also common in Africa’s most populous nation, where millions live in dilapidated structures and construction standards are often flouted. The building standards have been in the spotlight since a high-rise
building under construction collapsed in Lagos in the November last year, killing at least 45 people. Since the 2005, at least 152 buildings have collapsed in Lagos, a city of about 20 million people, according to a South African university researcher. One of those incidents that sparked widespread anger was in the 2014 when dozens of people died in a church collapse in Lagos.