South African church partially collapses, killing 13
At least 13 people die and 16 are injured when a church in Ndlangubo collapses during a pre-Easter service in South African.
At least 13 people were killed and 16 wounded when a church in eastern South African partially collapsed during a pre-Easter service, local news agency ANA reported on Friday.
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Six of the injured were seriously injured in the incident at a Pentecostal church in Dlangubo, in the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
The worshipers had gathered for an organized religious service as a precursor to Easter Sunday.
So very sad, my sincere condolences. Re the structure; where are the gable end columns? or lateral supporting walls? That seems like a massive free standing wall not capable of resisting SANS required wind loads.
— Chris kleinhaus (@ChrisKleinhaus) April 19, 2019
South African police said one of the walls of the church collapsed on itself.
According to local reports, there was a storm with strong winds in the area that is believed to have contributed to the collapse of the church.
There were also reports that people were sleeping inside the church when the brick wall collapsed.
“We received a call on Thursday night that part of a church wall had collapsed on parishioners due to heavy rain and wind,” Nomusa Dube-Ncube, a provincial minister, told the station. local Inca.
Provincial Disaster Management Center MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube Cooperative of Government and Traditional Affairs to plan possible support for grieving families.
#Churchcollapse Investigations are underway at Pentecostal Holiness Church in eMpangeni, KZN. It’s been a bad start to the Easter weekend with 13 people dying when a section of a wall collapsed on them. #eNCA pic.twitter.com/lQpPKXdsNz
— Siphamandla Goge (@SiphamandlaGoge) April 19, 2019
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