UPDATE: Demolition has begun at the church that collapsed in Kansas City earlier in August.

Extensive water damage caused part of the 80-year-old church to collapse. Children were inside when it happened, but no one was hurt. Plans first called to repair the building, but now the building contractor says damage is too extensive.


A building has partially collapsed in northeast Kansas City.

KCTV-5 reports (http://bit.ly/V194Gg) the collapse happened at Rios De Agua Viva Church around 10:30 a.m. near Independence Avenue and Benton Boulevard.

A daycare is operated in the church, but daycare staff said the children are all okay.

KCTV-5 said there were reports of people were trapped inside the building, but the Kansas City Fire Department said everyone has been accounted for.