5-year-old girl and woman die in Lagos church stampede

A stampede killed two people at the Comfort Life Mission International Church on Ewenla Street, off Ikotun-Idimu Road in Lagos, Charmingpro reports 


On Thursday, August 18, the incident occurred during a prayer service hosted by Pastor Odekunle Epaphras Prayer Ministries, also known as Olorun Ojiji.


The service, which takes place on the third Thursday of each month, usually draws a large crowd of worshippers.


According to a witness, the stampede began when the crowd waiting for the second service scrambled to enter the venue immediately after the first service ended, without allowing the first set of worshippers to exit the venue.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, a spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, August 19.

He stated that the incident occurred on Thursday around 11 a.m. at the church, which is located on 13/15 Ewenla Street, Pab Bus Stop, Ikotun, Lagos.


“On Thursday, the police received a report that there was a stamped during their congregational service at the church. Five people collapsed as a result of the stampede and were rushed to Isolo General Hospital for treatment “According to the PPRO.


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