2 die in Lagos church stampede

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The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that at least two persons died after a stampede by worshippers at the Comfort Life Mission International Church, Lagos, on Thursday.

Spokesperson for the command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) 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-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,” he said.