Investigations by Politics Nigeria reveal that the Reigners bible church collapse has claimed over 160 lives so far with more in critical condition.
According to Etete Peters,a hospital director at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital were a large number of victims were rushed to said that mortuaries were overflowing with dead bodies as the final death toll will be much higher. Hospitals in Uyo are desperately in need of blood as the work round the clock to save scores of casualties from the church collapse.
Reigners bible church was still under construction when worshipers gathered to witness the ordinance of a new bishop on Saturday. The collapse occurred when the metal girders weakened and the roof made of corrugated iron sheets caved in.
A similar incident occurred in 2014 when a new building constructed by the Synagogue church of all nations came crashing down killing 116 people.
The Akwa Ibom state government has launched a full scale investigation to find out if the collapse was due to structural faults.