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In pictures: Uganda church collapse

A Ugandan policeman wanders through the remains of Kalerwe Church

It was raining heavily during a service, when Kalerwe Church in Uganda's capital, Kampala, collapsed.

Rescue operations at Kalerwe Church, Kampala

It is unclear how many worshippers were present at the service, but more than 100 were killed or injured.

Local Defense Unit (LDU) Security soldiers search the remains of Kalerwe Church

Witnesses say there was a loud crash and then a wall came down. Frantic rescue efforts in the dark followed.

Two young survivors are nursed at Mulago Hospital in Kampala

Survivors were rushed to local hospitals that have been struggling to cope...

Ugandan women break into tears outside the city mortuary in Kampala on Thursday looking for the body of a relative killed in the accident.

... whilst the dead were taken to the city mortuary.

Local Defense Unit (LDU) Security guard the remains of Kalerwe Church

The BBC's Will Ross in Kampala says all the bodies have now been recovered. He says the flouting of building regulations is a common problem in Uganda.

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