Nigerian official says death toll in building collapse at church complex has risen to 80

September 18, 2014 10:07 AM

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Nigerian official says death toll in building collapse at church complex has risen to 80

A rescue worker takes part in the search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. A Nigerian televangelist whose followers across Africa and beyond believe he has powers of healing and prophesy is now beset by crisis after one of his buildings collapsed, killing at least 70 people amid allegations that church officials didn’t cooperate with rescuers. The exact circumstances of the disaster as well as the death toll remained unclear on Wednesday, five days after the disaster at a multistory guesthouse and shopping area for T.B. Joshua's Synagogue, Church of All Nations, on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) (The Associated Press)

LAGOS, Nigeria – An official in Nigeria says the death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist's church complex has risen to 80.

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