Many structural faults in collapsed Nigerian church - expert

2016-12-16 20:05
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Warri - Nigeria's engineering regulatory body says a church that collapsed over the weekend and killed scores of worshippers had many structural faults.

The president of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria also says the structure did not have the required building permit.

Kashim Ali spoke to The Associated Press on Friday and urged the engineers involved to surrender.

Reigners Bible Church International was under construction when it hosted hundreds of people for the consecration of a bishop December 10. Metal girders and the corrugated iron roof crashed onto worshippers as the structure collapsed.

At least 160 people died, though the state government puts the toll at 27 dead.

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