Another Church building Collapses in Edo; three feared dead

A week after an uncompleted Guest House owned by The Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed in Lagos killing over 80 people, another church building has caved in at Egor local government area of Edo state.

The collapse of the one-storey building, owned by the Christ Chosen Church of God, is feared to have led to the death of three people whose identities are yet to be determined.

Rescuers brings out an injured survivor
Rescuers bring out an injured survivor

Witnesses said the incident occurred at about 12.45pm on Friday.

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Foluso Adebanjo, told journalists one person has been confirmed dead while five others were rescued alive, with injuries.

He said there were however speculations that two more people were still trapped in the rubbles.

“One is unfortunately dead. Though there are rumours that we still have two people there; of course, there is absolute calm for now,” Mr. Adebanjo said.

The collapse of the building almost resulted in chaos as some angry youth torched a bus  owned by the church in protest of the incident.

Witnesses also insisted that at least three people might have died although rescue work is continuing late into the evening.

The church authorities are yet to speak on the incident.

Church vehicle set ablaze by angry residents
Church vehicle set ablaze by angry residents

Our correspondent however gathered that the collapsed building was an old residential building within the church premises, quite different from the auditorium the church uses for worship and other activities.

The building, it was further gathered, was being demolished by youths hired by the church before it collapsed on the workmen.

“The owner of Christ Chosen Church Deliverance Centre told us to demolish the building because they wanted more space in the compound,” one of the workmen who survived said.

“But some of us went out to eat because we were hungry. As we were eating, we saw many people rush to where we were coming from. We thought it was a fire outbreak. But when we got there, we discovered that the building has collapsed.”

He continued, “We were nine in number but four of my colleagues were in the building before it collapsed. Two were brought out alive with injuries. One died and was brought out and two others are still under the building, dead. We have already demolished the upper part of the building and wanted to break the pillars of the lower parts so that the building would fall. It was when one of us started the work that the building fell.”


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  • Anonymous11443

    If they are for god,why are all these churches suddenly collapsing ????


      lets be honest. Many factors can contribute to collaps of building or even road traffic accident. No 1. Poor suppervision. 2. Low qaulity material that filled our market.3. Ignorance or refusal to cooperate with town planning autority or negligence by same officials. But in this case i think right hands and equipment wasnt used for the said demolition. So people shouldnt attribute it to demonic invasion because churches are involved. Is high time critical be applied by government concerning building laws in Nigeria.

    • disqus_j0809cGowR

      It’s no different when God said if the FOUNDATION be be destroyed what can the righteous, like wise, if the FOUNDATION of a building is poorly engineered, it will collapse

  • MAB

    Na waooh!

    • I wonder why Nigerians and West Africans refuse to call on those deceitful MEN OF GOD
      (e.g., Adeboye) to start laying hands on Ebola patients.

      • jack meofferman


      • me

        Get a life ,you dont force people to lay hands on others

        • Nigerians and West Africans refuse to call on those deceitful MEN OF GOD
          (e.g., Adeboye)

      • disqus_j0809cGowR

        Alos Dr. Olukoya of Mountain of Fire Ministry

  • amazing2012

    Tho may continue to happen because our Nigerian perception about supporting religion compromise quality standard and justice. Only in Nigeria when you where approach by religion we compromise standard thinking we are supporting God work. Only in Nigeria we have disturbing numbers of religious centers/ shops all in the name of God, while we commits Sins here and there. Our religious should be hold accountable and it’s time for government to regulate religious activities to save people from lies and death.

  • jack meofferman

    william branham cult followers are responsible for the building collapse…this cult must be stopped they a re raping children all over westa frica

  • jack meofferman


    • disqus_j0809cGowR

      Beware william branham is of the devil, many have been deceived by him taking people into the 3rd heaven thriugh satanic portals, many eyes have been open by the teaching by Dr. Pat Holliday

  • salako

    Strange plane

  • disqus_j0809cGowR

    Where is the all powerful MFM by Dr.Daniel Olukoya, what prayer point will stop all this and bring the love of christ to the nation of Africa.