The 22 victims of the collapsed St. Robert's Catholic Church in Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State will be buried on April 20, a statement from the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi said.
The statement, signed by the Rt. Rev. William Avenya, the Auxiliary Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, said the burial would take place at St. Robert's Church, Adamgbe, near Vandeikya.
It expressed the hope that the families involved would allow the burial take place at the venue.
"We are hoping that the families involved will allow us to bury the 22 corpses in one location and the vestments shall be white," the statement said.
The statement also said that those who sustained injuries and in different medical centres around the area were responding to treatment.
The 22 persons were killed, while many others were injured when a storm pulled down the church building in Vandeikya,, Benue, on Holy Saturday. NAN
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