Death Toll In Akyem Batabi Church Building Collapse Rises To 20

Collapsed Church Building Akyem Batabi in the Asene Manso Akroso District of the Eastern Region

The death toll from the church building that collapsed in Akyem Batabi in the Asene Manso Akroso District of the Eastern Region has risen to 20.

The three-storey building which served as premises for the Church of Prosperity went down on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Since then, local authorities have been engaged in a rescue effort in hope of finding survivors.

According to Citi News, more resources have been mobilised by state agencies to ensure a 24-hour rescue operation at the site of the collapsed church building.

With a team of over 200 rescue workers, they’re expected to retrieve bodies of some trapped worshipers.

Earlier reports suggested that over 60 persons were in the building before the collapse.

Personnel from the 48 Engineers Regiment, NADMO, Fire Service, Ambulance Service the Ghana Police Service have also been at the centre of rescue operations at the site.

The Ghana Air Force has also brought in sniffer dogs to help find survivors.

See Also: Prez Akufo-Addo Commiserates With Families Of Victims Of Akyem Batabi Church Building Collapse

source: CNR

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