Tomorrow marks a year since Nigerian church collapse
116 people were killed when a guest house at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos collapsed.
JOHANNESBURG - Saturday marks exactly one year since 116 people died, most of them South Africans, when a guest house at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos collapsed, and the church is adamant it's not to blame.
Two months ago, the Nigerian coroner ruled that the church must be investigated and prosecuted for negligence.
The Synagogue Church of All Nations has told Eyewitness News no explosives were used, but it now believes some kind of infrasonic sound weapon was used to bring the guest house down.
Spokesperson Kirsten Nematandani says, "Those sounds are bombarded on the building, the building tended to resonate. In every structure there are atoms and once those atoms are excited, they begin to shake, and that is how we concluded the building came down."
Infrasonic sound is a low frequency which humans can't hear.
Nematandani says an inquiry set up to investigate what caused the building to cave in, didn't even consider the scientific explanation.
The church maintains that pastor TB Joshua cannot be held liable for the tragedy.
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