Panic As Church Building Comes Crashing Down After Rainfall In Ondo, Leaves One Dead

The Nation reports that a 14- year- old boy identified as Faith Utobo died on Thursday evening when a church building collapsed after a heavy rain storm.

The rainstorm was said to have wreck havoc at Olu foam, Omoniyi Estate and Igoba areas of Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Six persons, who were critically injured in the collapsed building, were said to have been hospitalised.

Father of the deceased, Mr Daniel Utobo, said they went to church for evening service when the rain started.

Utobo, a retired civil servant, said his son died as a result of the injury sustained after the church collapsed during the rainstorm.

Over 200 houses and electric poles were affected in the rainstorm that lasted for about 25 minutes.

Also, several electric poles were also destroyed leaving the community in total blackout.


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