A church building collapse in the souther part of Taraba State has left at least two persons.

The worship centre, which is known as the Holy Ghost Church, was said to have been brought down by a heavy downpour that lasted for several hours. The church located in Abed Pave community in the Chachanji town of Takum Local Government, came down while a service was ongoing.

This event is following the recent happening that see the local government council submerged by flood, which kept travellers stranded for several hours.

Moreover, several worshippers were also said to have escaped the scene with serious injuries.

Confirming the report, the council chairman, Shiban Tikari, said from the report made available to him, no fewer than two persons lost their lives in the process.

Tikari, who is yet to visit the scene, is, however, optimistic that the council would work out modalities to assist the church in question.

Also confirming the incident, a former Supervisory Councilor of Chachanji ward, Mathew Adega, said the two victims who died are male and female.

While being unable to ascertain the numbers of persons that sustained injuries, Adega however, agreed that several church members left with one form of injury and the other.

According to the eyewitnesses, the church building suddenly came down when it was raining cats and dogs in the community.

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