In a heart-wrenching incident that unfolded in the early hours of Tuesday, a Dunamis Church located at Mission Ward North Bank in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, suffered a catastrophic collapse, claiming the life of one of its pastors.
Eyewitnesses recounted that the unfortunate incident transpired while four individuals, including the pastor, were engaged in prayers within the church building. Advertisements In a sudden and devastating turn of events, the structure gave way, resulting in the tragic loss of life.
Fortunately, the other three individuals managed to escape the wreckage, although the incident had a wider impact than just within the church’s walls. Several nearby residential buildings and electricity infrastructure were also affected by the collapse, compounding the magnitude of the calamity.
The exact cause of this heartrending disaster remains shrouded in uncertainty, leaving many questions unanswered. Local authorities are now faced with the formidable task of launching an investigation into the incident to determine the underlying factors that led to this devastating tragedy.
When reached for comment, Anene Sewuese Catherine, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Benue State Police Command, stated that she had not been made aware of the incident at the time. Nevertheless, police operatives from the C Division, North Bank, swiftly mobilized and were already present at the scene, working in tandem with emergency response teams who were en route to provide assistance.
This catastrophic event has sent shockwaves throughout the community and beyond, leaving people in mourning and seeking answers.
As investigations continue, our hearts go out to the affected individuals and their families, while the community rallies together in the face of this unfathomable loss.