Sunday, December 11

One of the victims of Akwa Ibom church tragedy identified as female student of UniUyo

 

Late Peace Udoh who happen to be among 60 people who perished when the roof of the Reigners Bible Church International in Uyo, Akwa Ibom collapsed. The church was still under construction and workers had been rushing to finish it in time for a ceremony to ordain founder, Apostle Akan Weeks as a bishop.

Hundreds of people, including Governor Udom Emmanuel were inside when metal girders crashed onto worshipers and the corrugated iron roof caved in.

Miss Udoh, until her death was a Linguistics student at the University of Uyo. She was serving as an usher at the church.


According to an eyewitness account, the incident occurred immediately after offertory collection, while the ordination of Apostle Akan Weeks as Bishop was the next item, according to the programme.

"We heard a strange and loud sound, then the building started falling. Governor Udom would have been no more, but for one of his aides who immediately pushed him out of the building.

Unfortunately, the aide was killed by the fast descending roof after he pushed the governor who fell outside."




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