The bodies of 74 South Africans, killed when a church guest house collapsed in Lagos on September 12, 2014, arrived home on Sunday, November 16.
A cargo plane carrying the bodies flew into a military air force base in the capital Pretoria, and a sombre reception ceremony was held in a hangar, attended by grieving families and politicians.
The building collapse at a church compound run by preacher, TB Joshua killed 116 people, 81 of whom were South Africans. The identification process is still continuing, meaning that not all the South African bodies were repatriated.
“This tragedy has reinforced the warm and fraternal relations between our two countries,” said Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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