2 die in Lagos church stampede


No fewer than two persons died following a stampede by worshippers at the Comfort Life Mission International Church, Lagos State.

The incident was confirmed by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on Friday.

Hundeyin stated that the incident occurred at about 11.00 a.m. on Thursday at the church located on 13/15, Ewenla Street, Pab Bus stop, Ikotun, Lagos.

“The police received a report that there was stampede 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-year-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,” the police spokesperson disclosed.

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