A trending video has disclosed how a church building collapsed in a community located in Delta state, while many worshipers were praying inside, and refused to leave the auditorium heeded to pastor’s instruction.
The building housing Salvation Ministry, Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta State collapsed, trapping unspecified number of worshippers with over 10 deaths recorded.
The building which is being used for the first time, reportedly collapsed at about 5:55pm during Tuesday evening service.
According to those that ran out and recorded the video, the pastor asked the congregation to remain inside and continued praying against “the attack”, even while the building was shaking and vibrating.
The report said few of them, however, ran out of the building. Those trapped inside the rubble listened to the Pastor rather than God that warned them by the vibrations.
Eventually, the building collapsed as those who remained inside continued in intense prayer session against assumed demonic attack as instructed by third pastor.
It was gathered that the church building in existence for over 10 years was initially designed as a plaza before the church occupied the upper chamber and remodelled to suit its use.
It caved in while it was undergoing reconstruction by a new owner who recently bought the property. It was also alleged that the new owner of the building asked the tenants to vacate the place and he refunded some of them.
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