The headquarters of T.B. Joshua's Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos collapsed Friday around 1pm.
With emergency rescue operations underway, a SaharaReporters correspondent learned that 15 people have been pulled from the wreckage of the six-floor structure, which had been under construction. Several are reported to be trapped still.
Lagos State Emergency Management Authority Public Relations Officer, Friday Adeboayo, confirmed the recovery of the 15 dead bodies.
At press time, media was allowed very limited access to the site, and calls to the facility's management went unanswered. Details will follow as they are made available.