Police to probe Bushiri church stampede

Three people have died during a stampede at Prophet Shepherd Bushiri's church in Pretoria. Nine others were injured. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating after three people died at the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church in Pretoria on Friday.

The church says the congregants died in a stampede.

The identities of the deceased are still not known and the church is appealing to congregants to come forward if they have missing relatives.

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The Enlightened Christian Gathering Church says three congregants died in a stampede on Friday.

17 others were injured when people were running for cover during a thunderstorm. 

Police say they were only informed of the incident on a day later and have since opened an inquest into the matter.

The church said it's beefed up security ahead of its crossover event on the 31st - police will also deploy officers at the event.


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