Five people were killed on Saturday in Oduma, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State after the St. Anthony Catholic Church Cathedral in the area collapsed.
According to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report, an eyewitness who spoke under condition of anonymity disclosed that the disaster occurred between 8p.m and 9p.m Saturday night following a downpour.
The eyewitness said that the worshippers were in a prayer meeting when the incident occurred.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the police command in the state, Mr Ebere Amarizu, while confirming the incidence, said that the cause of the incidence was not yet known.
“Yes, I can confirm to you that five persons died following the collapse of St. Anthony Catholic Church at about 8 p.m, but we are yet to know the cause.
“It is not yet clear as to what brought about the collapse of the building, but we have commenced full investigations into the incidence,” Amarizu said.