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Governor Udom Escapes Death As Church Collapses, Over 50 Feared Dead

It was by dint of providence that Governor Emmanuel Udom escaped possible death by not arriving on time at a church programme he was suppose to attend in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State.

According to a witness, The Reigners Bible Church, located along Uyo Village Road, was filled to capacity because its pastor was being consecrated as a Bishop, when the tragedy occurred.
No fewer than 50 people are feared dead that building collapse.
The witness according to our repoeter said the Church was being renovated and upgraded because of the expected high number of guests on Saturday.
“Many people are buried under the debris as emergency workers continue rescue exercise,” he said.
Governor Emmanuel was expected to attend the occasion, but, sources said he was not at the church when it collapsed.
“The governor has gone to the scene and is presently there helping with the rescue,” a witness said.
Our sources said many victims have been taken to various hospitals and mortuaries in the town.

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