Many worshippers have been trapped after the St. Paul Catholic Church, Ugolo in Adagbrasa in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta Satte collapsed while Mass was ongoing on Sunday.
One person has been reported dead while many worshipers are said to have sustained injuries.
Charles Aniagwu, Chief Press Secretary to Delta state government, confirmed the incident in a statement released on behalf of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
He described the church collapse as “very sad and unfortunate”.
The statement read: “On behalf of the Government and people of Delta State, I commiserate with the family of the deceased and those injured, the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chairman of Okpe Local Government Council, Chief Julius Scott, the Orodje of Okpe, HRM, Orhue 1, Major Gen. Felix Mujakperuo (retd) and the entire Ugolo community in Okpe Kingdom over the unfortunate incidence.
“It is our prayer that the soul of the deceased will rest in peace, and that the injured will experience quick recovery.
“Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the people of Ugolo in Okpe Kingdom over this tragedy.”