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Scores killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria

The roof of a church has collapsed on to worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 60 people, according to witnesses.

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

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

A rescue official said at least 60 people died but the toll could mount as a crane removes debris.

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

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

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