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Dozens of people dead after collapse of church in the Nigerian city of Uyo

Dozens of people dead after collapse of church in the Nigerian city of Uyo

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Dozens of people Saturday to the accident or injuries hit, when a church collapsed in the Nigerian city of Uyo, in the southern state of Akwa Ibom.

The building had, according to Nigerian media, many people gathered as a spiritual bishop was ordained.

The police had hours after the accident, yet no figures on the number of deaths. Eyewitnesses told the newspaper Premium Times that she is more than fifty victims were counted that appears to be lifeless under the rubble away were met.

It is still unclear which construction suddenly collapsed. The Reigners Bible Church would allegedly have been revamped due to the expected high turnout Saturday.

It is the second time in two years that a church in Nigeria collapses during a service. Thus, in 2014, dozens of people killed when a church collapsed in the city of Lagos.

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