By Timi Black
Following the abrupt collapse of the Salvation Ministry Church building in Okpanam town, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, the Nigerian Police Delta State Command has confirmed 3 persons dead while 15 persons had been hospitalized.
Among the three persons confirmed dead were two children and a woman.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed this in a statement in Asaba, Wednesday morning.
According to the statement: “Rescue Operation is over, 18 person rescued initially, four person’s discharged, 11 person’s still receiving treatment, three deaths recorded which includes two female children and one woman, their names are unknown for now, kindly debunk the rumours making rounds that ten people died, that’s not correct.”
However, several news papers had on Tuesday night reported that 10 persons were feared dead in the building collapse, which occurred at about 5:55pm.
Congress gathered that some of the rescued persons are still in the hospital receiving medical attention at the time of filing this report.