E/R: Death toll hits 16 in church building collapse


At least 16 persons have been confirmed dead following the collapse of a church building at Akyem Batabi in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

The three-storey residential building in the Asene/Manso/Akroso District collapsed on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 while most worshippers were resting after a prayer session.

More than 60 people were estimated to be in the building at the time.

According to reports, a total of 23 victims had been retrieved as of Wednesday evening.

Rescue operation is currently ongoing for more survivors, local authorities said.

Almost all the victims found by the rescue team after 24 hours of the incident are dead, an indication that many victims trapped under the rubbles are giving up the ghost as their rescue delays, reports Starrfm.com.gh

Meanwhile, the Founder of the Church Of Prosperity, Prophet Isaac Ofori, popularly known as Akoa Isaac, is assisting the Akyem Oda Divisional Police Command to investigate the incident.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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