fbpx

Northeast Church Collapses On Children

 

IMG_0476

By Jesus Lopez-Gomez

Demolition crews are continuing work today leveling the worship house Rio de Agua Viva, a church in northeast Kansas City.

The church – which typically hosts about 150 worshippers and has a capacity for 300 – was hosting vacation bible school for 44 children Wednesday when, around 10 a.m., the 100-year-old structure began to collapse without warning.

Pastor Herminio Leal gave a press conference in front of the church that evening emphasizing the good: no one was hurt. Leal said his congregation had been afforded in the tragedy.

“First of all, I thank God for the miracle,” the visibly shaken said. “You can clearly see the hand of God in this.”

At the time of the news conference, Leal noted the build hadn’t yet been dismissed as completely unsalvageable. He was still waiting to see how the building’s condition was rated by inspectors.

Shortly after, another chunk of the building came crashing down. KCTV5’s reporter was interviewing a city inspector when the another piece of the church resigned to its weight and came down.

Preliminary investigations show the age of the building – which was built in 1931 – combined with both structural deficiencies and Wednesday’s heavy rain all played a part in Thursday’s collapse. Leal said the building’s insurer’s would deliver a more detailed report in the next few days.

A network of sister congregations will host the worshippers in the months to follow, Leal said.

Look for complete coverage in the next edition of Dos Mundos

 

Share:

More Posts

DEPORTES Y MÁS DEPORTES

By Chara Chiefs regresan a la victoria Los Kansas City Chiefs se recuperaron de la dolorosa derrota en casa ante los Raiders y vencieron a

Related Posts

El general y los muertos

By Jorge Ramos ¿Cuál es el plan? Desde que Andrés Manuel López Obrador llegó a la presidencia han asesinado a 63.792 personas en México. No

Be informed and vote

This year, 2020, has been and continues to be historic. The coronavirus pandemic has dictated how we live since late February. Thousands of K-12 students

%d bloggers like this: