Three persons have been confirmed dead in a church building collapse which happened at Okpanam near Asaba in Delta State on Tuesday.

The confirmation was made by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bright Edafe who issued a statement in Asaba on  Wednesday morning.

Edafe in the statement said: “Rescue Operation is over, 18 people rescued initially, four person’s discharged, 11 persons still receiving treatment, three deaths recorded which includes two female children and one woman. Their names unknown for now, kindly debunk the rumours making rounds that ten people died, that’s not correct.”

The building collapsed on Tuesday at Okpanam community in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state.