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115 confirmed dead in Nigeria building collapse

Xinhua | Updated: 2014-09-22 20:35

115 confirmed dead in Nigeria building collapse

Members of the South African Army transport a pilgrim, who sustained injuries in a collapsed church guesthouse in Lagos and was evacuated from Nigeria, upon arriving at an air force base north of Johannesburg September 22, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

JOHANNESBURG - A total of 115 people have been confirmed killed in a building collapse in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, a South African official said Monday.

Jeff Radebe, a South African minister in the Presidency, said that 84 of them were South Africans.

South African government sources previously said there were 349 South Africans in Lagos visiting the church at the time of the accident.

The building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Sept 12.

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