In a shocking turn of events, tragedy struck in Benue State as a church building collapsed in the early hours of Tuesday, claiming the life of a pastor. The incident, shrouded in mystery, unfolded during a prayer session within the church premises.
According to reliable sources, four individuals, including the pastor, were inside the church building, fervently observing their prayers when the structure suddenly caved in. Miraculously, the other three individuals narrowly escaped the wreckage, but the pastor was not as fortunate, succumbing to the tragic incident.
The aftermath of the collapse extended beyond the church’s boundaries, impacting nearby residential buildings and electricity infrastructure. The precise cause of this heart-wrenching incident remains shrouded in uncertainty, leaving many questions unanswered.
When contacted for a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Benue State Police Command, Anene Sewuese Catherine, expressed her unawareness of the situation. However, it has been reported that police operatives from the C Division, North Bank, have already arrived at the scene, and emergency officials are en route to assess the extent of the damage and provide assistance.
This devastating incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of stringent building safety regulations and regular structural inspections. As the investigation unfolds, the community and authorities will undoubtedly seek answers and take measures to prevent such a tragedy from occurring in the future. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of the deceased pastor and all those affected by this distressing event.