A woman and two children have died after a church collapsed during a church service on Tuesday evening in Asaba, the capital of Delta state in southern Nigeria, the BBC reported.
Delta state police spokesperson Bright Edafe confirmed the tragedy adding that 18 people, including children, had been rescued.
“Eleven of them sustained injuries and were being treated in hospital,” he said.
The building was reportedly being used for the first time and it is still unclear what caused it to collapse, the BBC reports.
Construction experts say a lot of buildings cave in because of sub-standard material negligence and the flouting of construction regulations.