Nigeria preacher’s guesthouse collapses, killing three

Nigeria Lagos map

A building linked to TB Joshua, one of Nigeria’s best known preachers and televangelists, has collapsed in Lagos, killing at least three people.

The two-storey structure was a guesthouse for members of Mr Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations.

Eighteen people had been taken to hospital and scores were still trapped in the rubble, rescue official Ibrahim Farinloye told AFP news agency.

Mr Joshua – also known as the Prophet – regularly preaches to vast crowds.

His services, at a mega-church in Lagos’s Ikotun district, are known for attracting thousands of people, AFP reports.

Followers in Nigeria and abroad believe he has the gifts of healing and prophecy.

The guesthouse was being extended, with three additional floors, when it collapsed.

Its occupants are thought to have included many foreign visitors.

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