5-year-old girl dies in stampede in Lagos church

A 5-year-old girl and a 45-year-old lady died in a stampede at the Comfort Life Mission International Church, Lagos on Thursday.

The spokesperson for the Police Command in Lagos, SP Benjamin Hundeyin gave the confirmation on Friday in Lagos.

He 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.

Giving update, Hundeyin 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.”