13 killed, dozens injured after church collapses during easter service

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BREAKING: 13 killed, dozens injured after church collapses during easter service

Thirteen people have been confirmed dead and several injured when a wall collapsed as Easter service got underway at a Pentecostal church in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Reports indicate 29 faithfuls of the Pentecostal Church were rushed to hospital after the Friday incident.

Locals who spoke to the local and international media said some of the people involved in the incident were sleeping in the Church when when the brick wall fell.

Police report links the incident to a heavy rainfall on Thursday night

 

President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the church last year and some of the congregants reportedly asked for his support to build a new church.

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is a member of the church and was planning to attend the Good Friday service there.

She has arrived at the scene and said: “Even at this difficult time, we still need to trust in God.”


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