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Church building collapse: Nigeria, South Africa disagree on death toll

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A South African minister has placed the death toll from the Synagogue building collapse at 115, a figure that has been highly disputed by Nigerian officials. Speaking after injured survivors from the collapse were repatriated home, Jeff Radebe, the minister in charge of Pretoria’s response to the disaster, Monday said 84 of those who died in the incident were South Africans. But authorities in Nigeria say the figure given by the given by the South African minister is doubtful. Earlier, we put a call through to the spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Ibrahim Farinloye, and asked for his reaction of the figure given by South Africa.