Monday, 12 December 2016

Uyo tragedy: We were dancing when church building collapsed on us – Victim

A survivor of the Reigners Bible Church International Inc, Uyo building collapse has given an insight into how the building caved in at the weekend.One of the survivors who gave her name as Eno Etim, spoke to the
Punch about the incident, disclosing that the building collapsed shortly after a lady was called to lead the praise worship.

Etim, who hails from Mbo Local Government Area, said there was no sign that the monumental disaster was waiting to happen.

She spoke shortly before she was moved out of the St. Luke’s General Hospital, Annua, Uyo, to the University of UYO Teaching, Uyo, adding that the worshippers were dancing when the church collapsed.

She said she could only recall that an iron bar hit her at the back, sending her reeling on the floor before she passed out.

Explaining that she was not a member of the church, she stated that she had come to witness the ordination of the presiding pastor of the church, Akan Weeks, as bishop, because they both belong to the United Intercessors Network.

She said, “I was inside the church. Everything was normal; there was no problem. A lady was called to lead the praise worship session; the governor came in shortly after that. As the praise worship was going on, the building fell and I didn’t know how I got here.

“The iron fell on my back forcing me to fall on the ground with my face down.

“I don’t worship in the church. I worship in the United Intercessors Network, which Bishop Akan Weeks also belong to. I don’t live in Uyo. I came all the way from Oron.”


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