Monday, May 20, 2013
4 Die In T.B Joshua’s Church During Stampede For Holy Water
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 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 37 and Police Hospital mortuaries. Earlier in the morning, a flotilla of cars on the Spintex road and its enclave, en route for an anointing water service by Nigeria’s Prophet T. B. Joshua in Accra, resulted in another impenetrable gridlock which caused frustration to commuters and Residents in that area.
Hundreds of cars belonging to Nigerians in Ghana as well as Ghanaians, were parked on the sides of the road in a mesh of chaos, which spewed onto the roads, thus resulting in a go slow.
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 The Church is yet to formally issue a statement on the incident.