Tragic: Truck Rams Into Church, Kills Worshipper

Tragic: Truck Rams Into Church, Kills Worshipper

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on February 14, 2014

OGUN – A middle-aged woman was crushed to death on Thursday February 13th 2014, when a tipper driver lost control of his vehicle and it rammed into a church where the woman was praying.

The unfortunate incident happened in Sotunbo area along the busy Sagamu/Ikorodu road in  Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun state and is reported to be the second in three weeks in the same church.

Eye-witnesses recall that the tipper with number plate XM 594 SMK was coming from the Sagamu end of the road, but had a blowout in one of its front tires, resulting in the driver’s loss of control and  it rammed into the church.

It was gathered that the woman, identified as Iyawo Alfa, was hit from behind  while kneeling in prayer with her four months old baby. While the woman died on the spot however, her baby and the Pastor who was in front of her during the prayer survived.

Two persons have reportedly been arrested in connection to the accident.

It  was further gathered that a  similar accident occurred in front of the church about three weeks ago when an 18-seater bus had an accident in which the driver died.



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