Four persons have been confirmed dead at the Spintex Road branch of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) founded by Prophet T.B. Joshua.
The tragic incident occurred after a stampede ensued at the church on Sunday during the distribution of free holy water. The man of God, Prophet TB Joshua had earlier given the announcement on their station, Emmanuel TV, that there was going to be a distribution of anointed water at the service. The holy water, to many TB Joshua followers is acclaimed to be the panacea to the many spiritual afflictions.
Hundreds were said to have started arriving at the church premises from 8pm last night and before the service could start this morning. The stampede occurred because of the overflow.
The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the mortuary.
Three weeks ago, a similar situation left the Spintex road in another lock down as hundreds of people thronged the church to meet Prophet TB Joshua.
About 13 people were also injured in the incident.