The dead bodies found in the collapsed three-storey church building has shot up to 22.
The unfortunate incident happened when the church members were having a service yesterday.
A report from the police revealed that the bodies were retrieved from the scene at 9:40 pm on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 when the rescue exercise was put on hold.
The rescue team included National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) officials, Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), the police, soldiers from jungle warfare, fire personnel and local volunteers who had to wait for appropriate equipment from Accra to be used in the exercise.
Also, the Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfuor was at the scene with the Chief Executives of Oda Municipal.
However, the exact number of persons still trapped under the debris is not known.
The dead bodies have been deposited at the Oda Government Hospital mortuary.