Nonye Richy,one of the survival wrote on her facebook walls:
"Yeaa. Its true that i was in the church building wen it fell, its true that the building fell on me but I dont know how i got out alive. I tot it was a joke wen I cane out alive until I saw the gal sitting closed to me split in halves by the rod. Also my fwnd, Peace Udoh who I signalled to get me a copy of the programme, also Queen Ekong who I saw there too were confirmed dead. Finally, am here to say 'thank you' to the only God that saved my life, many who were better than me lost their lives that day hut I don't know how God did, I don't know why he did it but what I know is that God made a way for me to be alive till today..words cannot express how grateful I am to God first and then to you all for the numerous calls, text, posts, prayers and sound words. I also thank God for my Fwnd who went there with me Etieno Shugaboo Samuel, we came out alive. Am just speechless.
"#My heart bleeds for the lost members. I pray God gives the family the fortitude to bear the massive loss."
It was reported that the church located at on Uyo Village road, off Barrack road in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State was packed to the rafters when the roof caved in on Saturday, December 10, 2016, leaving worshippers trapped.
It was made known that the incident occured during the consecration ceremony of the pastor as a Bishop.
May the deceased soul rest in peace.