Another church building collapsed in Nigeria killing one so far,barely a week after Pastor TB Joshua's church collapsed killing many.But this time the annoying thingabout the Church located in Edo state is that,the church hired manual labour to destroy the Church in a crude manner,when they could have easily gone through the proper channels and hired an excavator..i guess they were trying to cut corners as usual and save money! Someone really should be sent to jail for all this nonsense and unnecessary loss of lives in Nigeria.Maybe that will teach some people a lesson.But will it happen?I doubt it..i really do.
At least one person have been confirmed dead after a storey building belonging to Christ Chosen Church of God located at Usama street, Uzebu quarters in Benin, capital of Edo state collapsed yesterday.
The dead man was pulled out of the rubble after about three hours after a rescue operation by sympathisers. Three of the nine workers allegedly hired by the church at N3000 per day to demolish the building which served as offices and living quarters to officials of the church, were said to havejust stepped out of the building to eat when it suddenly collapsed on those still working.
“They asked us to destroy the building. We didn’t have money to eat and a boy asked us to join him for lunch. Four workers were still inside the church when it came down. We had demolished the upper part and they were removing the blocks when the building came down. We did not see the pastor and others again but they were here when the building collapsed,” he said.Angry residents set a bus belonging to the church ablaze and destroyed the main church auditorium. They blamed the church for resorting to manual labour to demolish the building when they could have hired an excavator. P.M. NEWS reports that a two storey building belonging to a pentecostal church pastor also collapsed last Wednesday at Ekpoma, the administrative headquarters of Esan West local government area of the state. No life was however lost in the collapsed building.