Badagry: 6 worshippers get injured as Church building collapses


Uba Group

Uba Group

There was confusion at Iragbo community in Badagry, Lagos State, on Sunday, as about six members of the Deeper Life Bible Church, reportedly sustained varying degrees of injuries when the church building collapsed during a windstorm in the course of the service.

The Church building was said to have collapsed around 9:30 am.

Tunde Topohozin, a member of the Church who got injured in the incident, was quoted as saying that the six members of the church who sustained injuries were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Topohozin said, “I also sustained a serious knee injury, but thank God no life was lost.

“Just around 9:30 this morning, during church service, there was a heavy storm which hit the church building, and before we could know what was happening, the whole church building collapsed.

“Some were able to escape, while about six of us sustained serious injuries.

“Those that were seriously injured were taken to the General Hospital in Badagry for proper attention. Since my injury is not much, I decided to take care of myself.”

The Baale of Iragbo community, Chief Thoma Agodi, who described the situation as alarming, said that a resident came to inform him that the church building had collapsed.

“We have to thank God that there was no fatality as a result of the incident,” he said.