More dead in Nigeria church collapse

Rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos on Saturday, 13 September.The building was being extended to accommodate more visitors

The number of deaths in Nigeria’s church hostel collapse has risen to 115, including 84 South Africans and at least 7 Nigerians, officials say.

The worshippers were attending a gathering by Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua when a building collapsed in Lagos 10 days ago.

Meanwhile, 25 survivors have returned to South Africa, where they will receive further medical care.

Mr Joshua, one of Nigeria’s best-known evangelists, is popular across Africa.

The nationalities of the other victims is not clear.