Salt 95.9FM has gathered the death toll in the church building that collapsed Tuesday afternoon at Akyem Batabi in the Eastern Region has risen to sixteen.
The three-storey residential building in the Asene/Manso/Akroso District collapsed on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at about 2:40pm when members of the Church of Prosperity were resting after a prayer session earlier.
More than 60 people were estimated to be in the building at the time.
According to reports, a total of 23 victims had been retrieved as of Wednesday evening.
Rescue operation is currently ongoing for more survivors, local authorities said.
Almost all the victims found by the rescue team after 24 hours of the incident are dead, an indication that many victims trapped under the rubbles are giving up the ghost as their rescue delays, reports Starrfm.com.gh
Meanwhile, the Founder of the Church Of Prosperity, Prophet Isaac Ofori, popularly known as Akoa Isaac, is assisting the Akyem Oda Divisional Police Command to investigate the incident.