The people died from the storey building. The weak building which doesn’t look cracky collapsed on the people. It was a five storey building. The death toll in the church building collapse at Akyem Batabi in the Eastern Region has risen to 16.
There were people in the building, 56 worshippers were in the weak Church building that collapsed. More victims are expected to be extricated as rescue Operation enters the third day.
After the building collapsed, some got traumatized, they were 35 of them all that got traumatized when they brought them out of the collapsed building. Almost all the victims found by the rescue team after 24 hours of the incident are dead, an indication that many victims trapped under the rubbles are giving up the ghost as their rescue delays.
A 60 year old woman, identified as Afia Tamakloe was seen lying down dead when the police got there. Those who survived death, were rushed to the hospital. The rescue team are in a dilemma on the exact number of victims trapped as some survivors have given conflicting figures.
Meanwhile, the Founder of Church Of Prosperity, Prophet Isaac Ofori popularly known as Akoa Isaac is assisting the Akyem Oda Divisional Police Command to investigate the incident.