Scores dead in church collapse

Scores dead in church collapse

(BBC News) At least 100 bodies have been recovered from a church that collapsed in the south-eastern Nigerian city of Uyo.

Some reports put the number even higher. The roof of the church caved in on worshippers who had gathered for the ordination of a bishop on Saturday.

Those inside the Reigners Bible Church included Akwa Ibom state governor Udom Emmanuel, who survived the disaster.

The church was still under construction and workers had rushed to complete it for the ordination, witnesses said.

Mr Emmanuel said there would be an investigation into whether safety standards had been compromised.

Eyewitnesses told Reuters news agency that they had seen more than 100 bodies at the local morgue.

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