It was a day for the bishopric enthronement of Apostle Akan Weeks, founding overseer of Reigners Bible Church in Uyo when the unimaginable happened.

Tragedy struck when the roof of the church auditorium which was filled with worshippers who gathered for the event collapsed.

The event had in attendance the governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Udom Emmanuel and other top dignitaries.

According to an eye witness account, Mr. Udom Emmanuel escaped, with others trapped, as many are dead while others are in coma and shock.

The Governor has returned to the church premises to see how to assist in evacuation. Many are still under the roof steels seeking for help. Excavation ongoing to retrieve corpse from the rubble. No actual figures of casualties.