…as firefighters rescue 18 persons
escuers battled over night at Pastor David Ibiyeomie’s collapsed church building in Asaba, Delta State and 18 people among those trapped in the rubbles were successfully brought out alive.
Information reaching TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) indicates that apart from eighteen persons rescued from the site of the collapsed church, a yet to be determined number might still be trapped under the rubbles.
The collapse of the Salvation Ministries church building happened yesterday, and all of the rescued victims are said to be alive and were currently receiving treatment in yet-to-be identified hospitals in the state capital.
The Police PRO of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the development.
Delta Government officials, including Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Chief Patrick Ukah; Commissioner for Health, Dr Ononye Mordi; team of Red Cross officials and firefighters were at the scene.
Many worshippers, family members and sympathisers were in tears searching for loved ones.
Community youths, state fire fighters and a team of policemen were said to have been mobilised for rescue operations.