Lagos worshipers injured as rainstorm collapses church building
The collapse, according to church members, happened while they were worshiping following heavy downpours in the early hours of the day.
Topohozin TundeA member of the church, who spoke about the incident, said no one died in the tragedy, adding that the injured were immediately taken for medical treatment.
His words: “I also suffered a serious knee injury, but thank God no life was lost.
“Just around 9:30 a.m. this morning, during the church service, there was a heavy storm that hit the church building, and before we could know what was happening, the whole church building went down. collapsed.
“Some were able to escape, while around six of us were seriously injured. Those who were seriously injured were taken to Badagry General Hospital for treatment.
“As my injury is not serious, I decided to take care of myself.”
Confirmation of incident, Thomas Agodithe Baale community of Iragbo, expressed their gratitude to God that no one fell apart when the church collapsed.
Meanwhile, Sunday’s rainstorm also left other Lagos residents counting their losses, as they lamented the destruction that followed the heavy downpour.
Stan Evanswho lives on Muri Okunola Street in the Victoria Island area of Lagos said rain uprooted trees in the community which fell on no less than five vehicles and several buildings.
“I woke up this morning (Sunday) around 8:30 am and saw the level of destruction caused by the storm. He uprooted trees in the street, which fell on some cars parked on the street; some buildings were also damaged. One of the SUVs was completely destroyed; the other four were badly damagedEvans lamented when recounting the incident.
It was also said that the raging rainstorm did not spare power lines in the area as they were uprooted.