Six members of the Deeper Life Bible Church, located in the Iragbo village of Badagry, Lagos State, were seriously injured on Sunday when the church’s building collapsed during a violent storm while the service was in progress.
According to the Nigerian News Agency, the church edifice collapsed at 9:30 a.m. due to heavy rain followed by a severe storm.
Mr. Topohozin Tunde, a member of the Church who was also a victim, told newsmen that six members of the church were seriously injured.
“I also had a bad knee injury, but thankfully no one died.”
“Just around 9:30 this morning, during the church service, there was a heavy storm which hit the church building, and before we could know what was happening, the whole church building collapsed.
“Some were able to escape, while about six of us sustained serious injuries,” he said.
Tunde said medical attention was given to them, but they were not given proper treatment because no medical doctor was available at the hospital.
“Those that were seriously injured were taken to the General Hospital in Badagry for proper attention.
“Since my injury is not much, I decided to take care of myself,” he said.
Also speaking, the Baale of the Iragbo community, Chief Thoma Agodi, said he was inside his palace when a resident came to inform him that the church building had collapsed.
“We have to thank God that there is no fatality as a result of the collapse,” he said.