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'13 killed' in church collapse during Easter service

Fri 19 Apr 2019
By Press Association

At least 13 people have been killed after part of a church collapsed in South Africa, according to local media.

Broadcaster News24 cited KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services spokesman Robert McKenzie as saying heavy rain may have been to blame for the collapse on Thursday night in Dlangubo.

The report said the collapse at the Pentecostal churchoccurred as an Easter season service was under way.

 

Mr McKenzie said six people were seriously injured.

 

Officials are on their way to the scene.

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