A Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church has collapsed in Chinsali district of Muchinga Province, claiming two lives
A thirty-eight year old woman and a three year old child have died while several others are nursing wounds at Chinsali district Community Hospital after a building collapsed during a Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) camp meeting.
Both SDA Central Zone Chairperson Buumba Monachibize and Acting Chinsali district medical officer Aaron Nyirenda confirmed the incident in separate interviews with ZANIS in Chinsali today.
SDA Central Zone Chairperson Buumba Monachibize said the disaster occurred yesterday around 14:00hrs in Mweye village during a Camp meeting where over 500 members of the Church had gathered for the meeting.
Meanwhile acting district medical officer Aaron Nyirenda revealed that the hospital received 45 casualties who included 13 children, 29 female adults and 3 male adults.
And Dr. Nyirenda added that the 38 year old woman who died was brought in while in coma and died before she was attended to while the 3 year old sustained severe head injuries.
Dr. Nyirenda however said that 9 people have since been discharged while 34 others are still nursing injuries at the hospital.