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6 killed, 12 injured in church building collapse in Burundi’s Bubanza province: official

At least six people died and 12 others were injured when a church building under construction collapsed at Muramba in Bubanza province, 35km west of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, local administration authorities said.

"The church building under construction collapsed around noon when agents were at work. Six people died on the spot when one of the walls fell on them. Twelve others were injured, five of them seriously," Bubanza Governor Tharcisse Niyongabo said.

According to him, injured victims were rushed to Bubanza Hospital for urgent treatment.

Niyongabo indicated that the Burundi Red Cross helped during the operation to rescue the victims.

He added that the six killed victims include three men, two women and a child.


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