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.
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.