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Holy Ghost Church collapses in Taraba, 2 trapped to death

A worship centre, known as Holy Ghost Church, has collapsed in Taraba state with at least two persons trapped to death.

According to reports, the collapse of the church located at Abed Pave community in Chachanji town of Takum Local Government was caused by a heavy downpour while service was ongoing.

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.

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

Adega, who could not ascertain the numbers of persons that sustained injuries at the time of confirming the incident, however, confirmed that several church members left with one form of injury and the other.

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

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