50 Dead, Several Others Injured as T. B. Joshua’s Synagogue Church Building Collapses
The collapse of a six-storey building in the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos on Friday has left no fewer than 50 persons feared dead, with several others injured.
Ambulances were seen taking people out of the collapse building to the Isolo General Hospital, while Policemen were on the ground dispersing crowds, who were gathered outside the gate of the collapse building.
There had yet to be an official confirmation of the number of casualties, but most of the dead victims are said to be foreigners as the collapsed building serves as a guest house for some foreigners and people from the neighboring African countries who usually troop to the church for one form of deliverance or the other. The collapse building was completed four months ago.
An eyewitness, who spoke to NAN on anonymity, said that the building collapse at around 1.30pm.
The eyewitness added that the building, which was a four-storey building, was converted to six-storey building to accommodate more of its visitors.
”We were all surprised with this incidence. At around 1.30pm, the building collapsed while people were inside.
“This building was a four-storey building but it was converted to seven,” he said.
NAN also observed that Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, National Emergency Management Agency and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps were also on the ground.
LASEMA officials were denied access into the premises of the church while journalists were also chased away from the scene of the incidence.
People, who attempted to take pictures of the scene were harassed by members of the church.
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