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5-year-old Girl, Woman Die In Lagos Church Stampede


Aug 19, 2022

Two persons have lost their lives in a stampede during a prayer service hosted at the Comfort Life Mission International Church on Ewenla streets, off Ikotun-Idimu Road in Lagos.

Naija News understands that the dire incident reportedly occurred on Thursday, August 18.

The service which holds on the third Thursday of every month is hosted by Pastor Odekunle Epaphras Prayer Ministries, also known as ‘Olorun Ojiji’ and usually attracts a large crowd of worshippers.

A witness told newsmen that trouble began after the crowd waiting for the second service refused to allow the first set of worshippers to exit the building before rushing in.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said that incident occurred at about 11.00 a.m. on Thursday, at the church, located on 13/15, Ewenla Street, Pab Bus stop, Ikotun, Lagos.

He said: “The police received a report that there was stamped during their congregational service at the church on Thursday. As a result of the stampede, five persons slumped and were rushed to Isolo General Hospital, for treatment.

“A woman of about 45-years-old and a 5-year-old girl, whose identities and address are unknown, died.

“The scene has been visited, corpses deposited at Mainland General Hospital mortuary, Yaba, for preservation, investigation in progress.”

This article was originally published on Naija News