The lives of about 60 persons are in danger after the Church of Prosperity at Akyem Batabi in the Asene-Manso-Akroso district of the Eastern region collapsed.
Some 62 persons were believed to be conducting a prayer service after hours of fasting when the building, still uncompleted after 28 years of its construction, collapsed.
The congregants were said to have held strict fasting and prayers for their leader, Prophet Akuwa Isaac, who is down with an ailment.
A witness and a church member, who spoke to Adom News, said a snake was seen emerging from the ground floor and an alarm was sounded for the men to assist in its killing.
It was during that exercise that they realised dusty substances emanating from the building with loud noise, leading to the structure’s collapse.
Congregants who managed to escape, albeit with injuries, were those fortunate to be outside when the six-story structure collapsed.
One of the victims who was successfully rescued, narrated how darkness and heat had occupied the space.