The Reigners Bible Church, located along Uyo Village Road in Akwa Ibom state, was filled to capacity since its Apostle (Akan Weeks) was being consecrated as a Bishop, when the sad event took place.
A source said the Church was being renovated and upgraded because of the high number of guests that were expected on Saturday being today. Gov. Udom Emmanuel was expected to be present at the event but, sources said he was not at the church when it collapsed.
A witness has it that the governor has gone to the scene and is presently there helping with the rescue. Many victims that sustained injuries have been taken to various hospitals while those who lost their lives have been taken to mortuaries in the town.