Ghana Church Stampede: 4 dead as 30 others dozens injured in the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Accra / Africa News

Four people have died as 30 others were injured in a stampede at the Synagogue Church of All Nations branch in the Ghanaian capital Accra.

Ghana-Stampede-Church-4-DeadFour people have died as 30 others were injured in a stampede at the Synagogue Church of All Nations branch in the Ghanaian capital Accra.

The church is the branch of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria which is owed by Prophet TB Joshua.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning around 10:00 local time when the church was reportedly to be distributing free holy water in their normal church service. The holy water is believed to have the ability to cure spiritual problems and driving demons and evil spirit away.

The dead bodies have been deposited at the 37 Military Hospital mortuaries in the capital Accra while the injured are currently on admission at the Korley Bu Hospital also in the capital.

The Public Relation Officer of the church, Samuel Nyamekye confirmed the incident to TV3 News and added that the church is providing the necessary assistance to the police to help in investigation.

“ The incident happened because of the numbers of the crowd, we were not expecting such huge crowd but the incident has happened and we are assisting the police in investigation’’, he said.

Meanwhile, the Greater Accra Police Public Relation Office DSP Freeman Tetteh told Joy news that the police have launched an investigation into the cause of the incident.

He said the police will establish among other things on how churches control crowd in their respective churches so that a recommendation can be made to avert such unfortunate incident again.

He also added that preliminary investigations by the police show that it was the eagerness of the worshippers to receive the holy water which created the problem.

Prophet TB Joshua is known for his wonderful miracles to many on the African continent and across the world.

Demons and evil spirits manifest in his church in Lagos through those possessed and he is capable of casting them out successfully to free such people.

The prophet is also capable of seeing into the future. He warned this year that the nation America (US) should pray because he has seen smoked in the country and not quite long, the Boston Marathon bombing occurred. He has also predicted coupled of events in Nigeria which have come to pass.

There were divided opinions in Accra over the stampede. Some say the blame should be put on the worshippers for not behaving orderly while others too believe the church should take the responsibility for not providing the necessary security measures to the incident.

Issaka Adams / NationalTurk Africa News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Osaretin Godspower May 22, 2013, 8:21 am

    We the africans are just too ignorant of stupid behaviour like this..may the Lord help us.

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  2. Anitta Kamara May 22, 2013, 8:50 pm

    Oh! what a pity. I know that people are really tied with setbacks but even in the house of God, there is order. If only they have waited for the distribution to be done orderly, such occurence would not have been. My sympathy to the bereave families.

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  3. theodore kofi mantey July 11, 2013, 1:14 pm

    SCOAN SHOULD ACQUIRE A LARGE TRACK OF LAND TO BUILD A BIG EDDIFFICE IN GHANA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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  4. Oooh when will Ghanaians stop been greedy ! my condolence to the families.

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