Nigeria collapse: SA family demands DNA test

It’s being reported that one family doesn't believe they were given the correct remains.

FILE: A military C130 aircraft carrying the bodies of 11 South Africans landing at the Waterkloof Airforce Base. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Government's inter-ministerial task team says there is no way Nigerian authorities sent the wrong remains home to the South African families who lost their loved ones in a building collapse in Lagos five months ago.

Last week the final group of eleven victims who died in the tragedy was repatriated.

They were among the 85 South Africans who were killed when a guesthouse at the Synagogue Church of all Nations caved in last September.

It's being reported that one family doesn't believe they were given the right remains and are now requesting DNA tests.

But government's spokesperson Phumla Williams says the identification process was carried out thoroughly.

"We've done everything that is possible to enable Home Affairs to issue the death certificate, because all the DNA that was taken to the laboratory did yield positive results on the identity of the persons that we brought and handed over to the families."

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