President Jacob Zuma on Thursday pledged that his government would do everything it can to aid families of the 67 South Africans believed to have perished in Synagogue’s church collapse almost a week ago, Vanguard reports.
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Reports say about 300 South Africans in five tour groups were at the church at the time of the tragedy
Reports say about 300 South Africans in five tour groups were at the church at the time of the tragedy.
Shortly after Zuma was accused of being lax in his response to the tragic incident, the president said he had appointed a ministerial task force to respond.
” he said.
There are still doubts on the final death toll as the numbers keep increasing every day and the church has reportedly kept mum on the names and identities of the crash victims.
South African Ambassador to Nigeria Lulu Mnguni told The Nation that “the death toll keeps increasing”. But he refused to give a figure.
He said the figure of the dead announced by President Zuma could not be contradicted by anyone.
he told the newspaper via the telephone.
Injured South African nationals fit enough to travel are being flown back home.
It was gathered from the newspaper that some of the injured died before getting to the hospital, a situation which has put a question mark on the 131 survivors quoted by NEMA.
According to sources at some of the hospitals, where victims were rushed to on Friday,
said a nurse in one of the hospitals.
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