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Tensed atmosphere around collapsed church building

24 September 2014, 10:28

Lagos - Two weeks after the collapse of a guest house in the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) left over 80 people dead, the atmosphere around the collapse site remains tensed.

A visit to the site by News24 Nigeria shows that people are still shocked by the gravity of the unfortunate incident which several other people injured.

Church members who have no business are denied access to the site of the collapse building, which is opposite the main church.

Attempts to speak with some church members proved abortive as they were not willing to speak on the unfortunate incident.

Also Read: Inside TB Joshua’s broken temple

Similarly, residents around the church were also not ready to talk for fear of being attacked as church members have been stationed everywhere to monitor happenings.

Those who agreed to talk preferred not to disclose their identity. They noted that it was ironic that Pastor TB Joshua couldn’t foresee this disaster and act accordingly, despite the fact that he is widely known to have predicted some world events in the past.

It is believed that there were 349 South Africans visiting the church in the Ikotun neighbourhood of Nigeria's megacity Lagos at the time of the collapse.

A total of 84 South Africans died, the highest number of South Africans to die on foreign soil in a single incident during peacetime.

- News24


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