Update: Death toll in The Synagogue Church building collapse rises to 39

The casualty figure in The Synagogue Church of All Nations’ building collapse has risen to 39 dead, with 130 rescued.

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said on Sunday that the figures may yet rise.

“We have just finished with the ground floor and we want to start with the first floor,” Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA South West Spokesperson, told PREMIUM TIMES over the phone.

“We would just be removing the slabs as we go, and I don’t think the assignment will even end today,” he added.

The latest NEMA figures rose from the previous one of 17 dead and 124 rescued as at Saturday night.

The collapsed building inside the church’s premises was a five storey building which initially was two-storey and the church decided to add three additional floors on it.

Details later…


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