Church Collapes, Kills 13 People During Pre-Easter Service

A South African church collapsed at the star of an Easter Service, killing at least 13 people and leaving many others injured.The 29 people who were victims of the South African church which collapsed in the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal, were rushed to the hospital after the incident. It was learnt that local officials blamed the tragedy on heavy rainfall in the area, around eMpangeni on Thursday night.Most of the victims were reportedly women sleeping in the church. 

An 11-year-old girl is thought to be among them. The wall at the front of the Pentecostal Holiness Church collapsed at the start of what had been planned as a weekend-long service to commemorate the Christian festival of Easter. On Friday, a special prayer service was held in a large tent in front of the church, reports the eNCA TV station. 


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