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Woman survives 4 days after Nigeria building falls

3 years 1 month 22 hours ago Tuesday, September 16 2014 Sep 16, 2014 September 16, 2014 8:00 AM September 16, 2014 in News
By: Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria - Rescue workers say they dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slightly dislocated hand.

Spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye of the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency says the woman is "very, very lucky."

He says workers rescued 131 people and recovered 60 dead by Tuesday afternoon from a shopping mall and guesthouse of televangelist T.B. Joshua's Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital.

It is not known how many foreigners are among victims. South Africa's government says its diplomats are at the scene, since five South African church tour groups were visiting at the time of Friday's collapse.

Joshua has tried to implicate Islamic terrorists but Farinloye said it appeared to be poor construction work.

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