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  • Dozens of Worshippers trapped at Church's Collapse in Delta State

    Dozens of Worshippers trapped at Church's Collapse in Delta State

    The church building of St. Paul Catholic Church, Ugolo, Adagbrasa in Okpe local government area of Delta State fell this Sunday morning reportedly trapping dozens of worshippers during morning mass service.

    According to an eye witnesses, a worshipper was confirmed dead and many injured.

    The immediate cause of the collapse has not been ascertained yet.

    The State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has instructed a delegation led by the State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, to visit the scene with the aim of understanding the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the church building.

    The governor has through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Aniagwu, in a statement described the unfortunate incident as a sad, unfortunate and regrettable experience.

    “This is indeed a very sad and unfortunate incident. On behalf of the Government and people of Delta State, I commiserate with the family of the deceased and those injured, the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chairman of Okpe Local Government Council, Chief Julius Scott, the Orodje of Okpe, HRM, Orhue 1, Major Gen. Felix Mujakperuo (retd) and the entire Ugolo community in Okpe Kingdom over the unfortunate incidence.

    "It is our prayer that the soul of the deceased will rest in peace, and that the injured will experience quick recovery. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the people of Ugolo in Okpe Kingdom over this tragedy," he said.


    Okowa prayed for the repose of the departed faithful and condoled with the family of the deceased, and the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, who hails from the locality.
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