Lagos Church Stampede Claims Woman, five year-old 

Police have confirmed that a 45-year-old woman and another five-year-old girl, were amongst the casualties recorded during a  stampede  in Lagos on Thursday evening.

The incident that was recorded at at the Comfort Life Mission International Church, Lagos on Thursday, the Lagos State Police Command, confirmed on Friday.

Spokesperson for the command, Benjamin Hundeyin a Superintendent of Police (SP), who confirmed the incident, was quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), as saying 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 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,” he said.

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