A Building Housing Salvation Ministry in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta State have reportedly collapsed having ten persons dead and many others injured.
The building collapsed at about 5:55pm on Tuesday while worshippers were holding bible study service.
Following the collapse, over 35 persons, including children and women have been rescued, while four persons have been rushed to the Asaba Specialist Hospital for medical attention.
Speaking to reporters, a church member, who simply identified herself as Grace, said the building caved in with a thunderous noise while the service was ongoing.
Some of the worshippers, family members and sympathisers were seen crying and praying as efforts were on to rescue other victims.
Confirming the tragic incident, Delta State Police Spokesman, Edafe Bright, said 18 persons have so far been rescued, dismissing reports that casualties were recorded.
According to residents of the area, the building, which is over 10 years, was initially designed as a plaza before the Church bought it over.