An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), under anonymity on Sunday in Enugu, that the incidence occurred between 8p.m and 9p.m Saturday night following a downpour.
The eyewitness said that the worshippers were in a prayer meeting when the incident occurred.
Confirming the incidence, the Police Public Relations Officer for the police command in the state, Mr Ebere Amarizu, said that the cause of the incidence was not yet known.
“Yes, I can confirm to you that five persons died following the collapse of St. Anthony Catholic Church at about 8 p.m, but we are yet to know the cause.
“It is not yet clear as to what brought about the collapse of the building, but we have commenced full investigations into the incidence,” Amarizu said.