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How RCCG Pastor With His Two Kids Drown In Swimming Pool

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Pastor Gabriel Diya, drown in swimming pool with 2 children

The Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, has lost pastor Gabriel Diya, his 16-year-old son, Praise Emmanuel Diya and 9-year-old daughter, Comfort Diya.

The 52-year-old pastor and kids all
drowned inside the swimming pool in the Costa del Sol resort in Southern Spain on Tuesday December 24th.

Gabriel Diya who was until his death the Minister in charge of the Open Heavens of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Charlton, South-East London, was on a family vacation with his wife and their children.

Unfortunately, his daughter Comfort got into difficulty while playing in one of the 21 swimming pools in the resort.

Himself and his son jumped in to try to save her but also struggled in the water.

Despite poolside attempts to resuscitate them, all three died at the scene.

His wife, Olubunmi, who was with them prayed fervently as CPR was performed on her husband and children.

Sadly, they were all confirmed dead by the doctors.

Post-mortem examinations carried out on Christmas Day confirmed death by drowning.

After the incident, police carried out an investigation and could find nothing wrong with the pool’s filtration and pump system.

The pool has since been reopened to the public.

“With heavy hearts, we extend our condolences to the family, parish, friends and associates of Area Pastor Gabriel Diya who sadly passed away, along with two of his children – Comfort Diya (9 years old) and Praise Emmanuel Diya (16 years old) – in a tragic incident while on a family holiday in Spain on 24th December 2019.

Pastor Gabriel Diya, who was also the Parish Pastor of Open Heavens, Charlton in London was aged 52. He is survived by his wife Assistant Pastor Olubunmi Diya and their daughter.

At this very difficult time, our prayers are for Pastor Gabriel Diya’s family, the parishes that were under his supervision, friends, associates, members of RCCG and the general public”.

Reacting the RCCG church said the death of Pastor Gabriel Diya, 52, and his two children at the resort is tragic.

A post by the church on Facebook said the RCCG extends its condolences to the family, parish, friends and associates of area pastor Gabriel Diya who sadly passed away alongside his two children.

According to the church, the incident occurred while the Diya family were vacationing in Spain leaving the pastor’s wife and one other child devastated.

RCCG said: “With heavy hearts, we extend our condolences to the family, parish, friends and associates of area pastor Gabriel Diya who sadly passed away, along with two of his children… in a tragic incident while on a family holiday in Spain.

It further added that the church is offering prayers for the Diya family and the parishes that were under his supervision.

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