60 Dead at Church in Nigeria

60 Dead at Church in Nigeria

A roof collapsed at a church in Nigeria still under construction Saturday according to the Associated Press. The church was full of worshipers celebrating the ordination of its new Bishop when the roof collapsed with the church full. 

The AP reports, "The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said. The Reigners Bible Church International in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom state, was still under construction and workers had been rushing to finish it in time for Saturday's ceremony to ordain founder Akan Weeks as a bishop, congregants said. Hundreds of people, including Gov. Udom Emmanuel, were inside when metal girders crashed onto worshippers and the corrugated iron roof caved in, they said. Emmanuel and Weeks, who preached that God will make his followers rich, escaped unhurt."

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