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Church Building Collapses in Edo State




A one-storey building belonging to Christ Chosen Church of God in Edo State collapsed today.

The building housed offices and residences of church officials, The Nation reports.

According to reports, there were six people trapped in the building. Three were rescued and sustained severe injuries, and one of the individuals died. Efforts are currently being made to rescue the other two, who are still trapped in the debris.

According to reports, the building was being demolished by youths hired by the church authorities before it collapsed on the workmen.

The collapse of the building angered many, who went on rampage and burned down a church vehicle in the process.


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  1. Tony

    September 19, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    @Church Critics the buffet is served. Bruno and Co please proceed to the table.

    May the souls of the departed rest in peace and God please give courage to the families. There is evil everywhere.

    • nomad

      September 20, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Actually no, critics of people beginning/demolishing/adding to buildings without hiring a structural engineer and cutting costs/corners. Church or no, it’s unconscionable.

    • nomad

      September 20, 2014 at 11:40 am

      It’s not rocket science, end-times, evil or whatever, just bloody common sense. Do you see this happening as often in the West as it does here?

  2. @edDREAMZ

    September 19, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    All i want to knw is that, did they saw any plane flying across the building….

    • bruno

      September 19, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      @eddreams, ur comment made my stomach turn.

    • troll 101

      September 20, 2014 at 5:59 am

      No, they didn’t saw any plane

    • hummm

      September 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      They saw a flying saucer. Its the fault of UFO, not bad engineering. eyes rolling!!!

    • unknown

      September 29, 2014 at 11:23 am

      you are just too funny, All i want to knw is that, did they ‘SAW’ any plane flying across the building….
      . no they did not saw any plane… chai chai, diarizGodohh

  3. mico

    September 19, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Season of church buildings collapsing… Which is next? No UFO conspiracy in this.

  4. bruno

    September 19, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Nigeria makes me sick, a building is about to get demolished, aren’t they suppose to post a two weeks notice or something, before demolition aren’t they suppose to make sure nobody is in the building. Its like the pastor made the decision to demolish, and immediately that moment they started demolishing, without warning.

  5. agbaje kommmmo

    September 20, 2014 at 6:44 am

    i only pray dat God should forgive all dat sin against d church bcos is d cruel of god

    • Ada Nnewi

      September 22, 2014 at 10:21 am


  6. Fols

    September 20, 2014 at 10:00 am


  7. Vanessa

    September 20, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Sad news everywhere. Can we hear a little bit of good news in Africa for a change. Please God.


    September 20, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Did prophet TB JOSHUA not prophesy last Sunday that another building would collapse if care were not taken? Man of God is right! Do you remember how the walls of Jericho came down? Spiritual SONIC BOOM.. Such spiritual weaponry exists in the 5th dimensional realm and that is the realm of UFO’s. Our physical realm is the 3-dimensional. Indeed 5dm objects although they may manifest in 3dm cannot be spotted by our 3dm radars. There is more beyond traditional physics.

    • sassy

      September 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

      UR POINT???

    • Ada Nnewi

      September 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

      blind human worship should be a crime punishable by stoning…where did you leave your brain?

  9. brownchocolate

    September 20, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Nobody seems to be reading the part where it says ” the building was being demolished by youths hired by the church authorities before it collapsed on the workmen.”. They apparently didn’t know how to go about demolishing a building…smh

  10. Queen

    September 20, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Hmm. Lord have mercy on Nigeria!

  11. Mcdenis d'edox

    September 21, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Wht is going on,is the world coming to an end,
    Why are the church buildings collapsing?
    Let us pray for the almighty intervention.

    • Ada Nnewi

      September 22, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Read the story properly and stop calling God’s name in vain….#sigh#

  12. Aibee

    September 22, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Why on earth would you want to demolish a building and you’d hire youths? Whatever happened to getting a bulldozer? Sometimes, the church in Nigeria makes it very easy for critics.

    May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

  13. dotty

    September 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    blind readers, blind country !! blind people!!!! mtchewwwww

  14. Edobor Emmanuel

    September 24, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    This is quite unfortunate. We should not blame the church for the incident because the church had recently relocated from the collapsed building to a new site while those hired to demolish the building were those that proven to be skillful for the job. So, we should be mindful of what we say concerning churches.

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