Nigeria collapse: Team working on locating missing South Africans

It's understood the group of five South Africans were on a church tour at the time.

The scene of a building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria where at least 44 people have been killed. Picture: Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says a team is working in Lagos to try and locate five South Africans who could have been affected by a building collapse in which 44 people were killed.

A double-story church guesthouse caved in while additional floors were being added to the structure on Friday.

It's understood the group of South Africans were on a church tour at the time.

The department's Nelson Kgwete says they still haven't been able to find any of them.

"We are receiving calls from worried relatives here at home and we are passing on the information that we have about the collapse from our mission. We are doing all we can to provide them with information and assistance."