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Death Toll From Nigerian Church Collapse Rises To 115

Nigerian Church collapse
Nigerian Church collapse

The death toll from the collapse of a church boarding house in Lagos has risen to 115, South African government minister Jeff Radebe said on Monday September 22 urging the heavily criticized Nigerian government to investigate the “tragedy”.

The September 12 disaster in the church compound of popular preacher T.B. Joshua, which Radebe says killed 84 South Africans from visiting church groups. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan visited the site on Saturday, offering his condolences to Joshua. President Goodluck has been the focus of South Africans anger after he described the victims as “martyrs of faith” on his Facebook page.

T.B. Joshua and his supporters allege that the collapse was an “attack” somehow linked to a mysterious aircraft they say flew over the building before it fell down.