• Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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S.Africa says death toll in Nigerian building collapse now 115


The death toll from the collapse of a guesthouse in Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos has risen to 115, South African minister, Jeff Radebe, said on Monday, urging the Nigerian government to investigate the “tragedy”.

Minister in the presidency, Radebe, said 84 South Africans who were part of visiting church groups had died in the September 12 incident. He was speaking at an air force base north of Johannesburg where 25 South Africans who were injured returned for treatment.

Nigerian emergency services said the total death toll was 86.