Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday visited the collapsed guesthouse at a mega-church in Lagos, promising to investigate the cause of the tragedy as the death toll hit 86, rescuers said Saturday.
Nigeria: President Jacob Zuma on Thursday vowed his government would do everything it can to help the families of 67 South Africans believed to have been killed in last week`s church collapse in Nigeria.
The toll in a building collapse at a church complex in Nigeria`s commercial capital Lagos reached 70 Wednesday, a spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said in the latest development on the incident which occurred last week.
As many as 300 South Africans were visiting a Pentecostal church in Nigeria last week when a building in the compound collapsed, killing more than 60 people, and an unknown number are still unaccounted for, the government said on Wednesday.
The death toll from a collapsed guesthouse at a megachurch in Nigeria`s financial capital Lagos rose to 62 on Tuesday afternoon, a rescue official said while expressing the hope that more survivors would be found.