World Briefs CHURCH ROOF FALLS; 60 DEAD

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la­gos, nige­ria» Wit­nesses and an of­fi­cial say the roof of a church col­lapsed onto wor­shipers in south­ern Nige­ria on Satur­day, killing at least 60 peo­ple.

Con­gre­gants say the Reign­ers Bi­ble Church in Uyo was still un­der con­struc­tion when it was used for a cer­e­mony to or­dain a bishop.

They say hun­dreds of peo­ple were inside when metal gird­ers crashed and the cor­ru­gated iron roof caved in.

A res­cue of­fi­cial says at least 60 peo­ple died, but the toll could mount as a crane re­moves de­bris. He spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause he is not au­tho­rized to speak to re­porters.

The state govern­ment says it will in­ves­ti­gate if any­one com­pro­mised build­ing stan­dards.

In 2014, 116 peo­ple died when a mul­ti­story build­ing of the Sy­n­a­gogue Church of All Na­tions col­lapsed in La­gos.

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