Deaths from Nigeria church guest house collapse rise to 41: rescuers

Reuters News
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Posted: Sep 14, 2014 9:37 AM

LAGOS (Reuters) - The number of people killed in the collapse of a guest house under construction at the Lagos headquarters of one of Nigeria's best-known Christian evangelical pastors rose to 41 on Sunday, rescuers said, as they worked to clear the site.

"We have 41 dead now," Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman in Lagos for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), told Reuters. The building in the Ikotun neighborhood of Lagos collapsed on Friday.

(Reporting by Pascal Fletcher; editing by Ralph Boulton)