Synagogue Collapse: South Africa Says 84 Citizen’s Died, 17 Unaccounted For

Synagogue Collapse: South Africa Says 84 Citizen’s Died, 17 Unaccounted For

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on September 19, 2014
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Synagogue TB Joshua SCOAN Building Collapse
The scene of the collapse of the six-storey building at Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, September 12, 2014 (Photo Credit: Ikechukwu Njoku)

Owing to the end of the rescue exercise at the SCOAN collapsed guest house yesterday, September 18, the South African government revealed that 84 of their citizens died while 17 are still unaccounted for.

The SCOAN has been alleged to have kept people in the dark regarding how many occupants were at the guest house as at the time of the collapse and their details.

According to the National Emergency Management Authority, 80 persons died, while about 131 people survived.

From the statement officially made yesterday, the SCOAN claimed the sad event happened soon after a plane was spotted hovering lowly around the building, maintaining that the attack was focused on the senior pastor, Prophet TB Joshua.

Some of the survivors are said to have been released from the hospitals and as a measure towards determining the identities of the dead victims, DNA tests would be carried out on some of their corpses.

There are plans to fly the remains of foreign victims to their respective countries. As at yesterday, an arrangement on how this would be done was reportedly going on between authorities of the countries concerned and SCOAN.

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