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Bishop Ibiyeomie Visits Hospitalized Victims of Collapsed Church in Asaba

Bishop David Ibiyeomie has visited hospitalized members of his church that suffered injuries when their worship centre collapsed on Tuesday. The church members and other victims were holding the evening service at the rented apartment when it collapsed. The church used the top floor of a one-storey building at Okpanam, Asaba, Delta State where the incident occurred.

Ibiyeomie, the founder and senior pastor of Salvation Ministries headquartered in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, visited the collapsed church building and paid a visit to injured members undergoing treatment in hospital. Among the injured were children, teenagers, and adults.

The church issued a press release to confirm the incident, adding that investigating is ongoing and that they are cooperating with the authorities to investigate the collapse. Ten people were reportedly injured in the incident and two allegedly died.

“Salvation Ministry is aware of the incident that occurred on the 11th of January 2022 at Okpanam, Delta State, Nigeria, in a one-storey building, which the church occupies the first floor as a tenant with other tenants occupying the ground floor,” the church wrote. “The church is currently working with relevant authorities in investigating the cause of the incident.

“Our immediate prayers and thoughts are with the persons and families affected by the incident, and the church is committed to providing all necessary supports while an investigation is ongoing.”