A pregnant woman and four other women have died after a Cherubim and Seraphim Church collapsed at Ija-Ugbo, Arogbo Ijaw town in the Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo state on Tuesday. Witnesses have said the women had gone to fetch disused planks from the church, which was being renovated, before the incident happened. Residents have blamed the incident on inferior materials used in the renovation.
Femi Jospeh, the state Police Public Relations Officer, has confirmed the incident, describing it as sad and unfortunate. He said the victims have been identified as Morenike Bubuma, Margret Goloba, Mayama Goloba, Kowei Aboa and Dali Gunuboh, who was pregnant.
He said the command had begun investigation into the incidence and corpses of the victims had been deposited in a morgue.