Akyem Batabi: 3-storey church building collapses and traps worshippers, 1 dead

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A three-storey church building belonging to the Church of Promise has collapsed at Akyem Batabi in the Eastern Region, trapping some worshippers.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon.

Graphic Online’s correspondent in the area, Samuel Kyei-Boateng reports that about 65 worshippers were in the building at the time of the collapse.

Four people, as of 4:30 pm had been rescued.

One dead body has also been retrieved from the wreckage.

A buldozer is currently on site trying to move the wreckage so that lives could be saved.

According to Kyei-Boateng, the voices of those trapped inside could be heard with some screaming for help.

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