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Friday, December 27, 2019

UK Based Nigerian Pastor And His 2 Children Drown In Christmas Eve Tragedy..

British pastor Gabriel Diya, 52, his daughter Comfort Diya, nine, and his son Praise-Emmanuel Diya, 16, died at the Club La Costa World complex in Spain on Christmas Eve. 







Mr Diya, who was a Christian pastor in south-east London, and his daughter are both understood to be British while his son was travelling on a US passport.

His wife Olubunmi Diya, 49, and younger daughter Favour Diya, 14, were also on the holiday but were unharmed.

Mr Diya and his 16-year-old son Praise Emmanuel jumped in the water in a failed bid to save her which ended with them also drowning, it is believed.
A witness told how mother Olubunmi, a systems analyst who owns her own software development firm, 'stayed calm' and prayed as he performed CPR with resort staff on the three tourists.


It is feared that the family could have fallen victim to a suction problem which made it impossible for the nine-year-old girl's father and brother to rescue her after she got into difficulties at the resort near Fuengirola.

But the exact circumstances of their deaths remains a mystery

Mr Diya, who also ran his own property business, was a pastor at Open Heavens London in Charlton, south-east London, which is part of a network called the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

It is part of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, which posted in tribute on Facebook: '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.

Autopsies performed at Malaga's Institute of Forensic Medicine have confirmed that the British father and his two children died by drowning.

Pathologists found no signs of any external injuries, or evidence they had been poisoned, during the examinations.

Medical experts have also found nothing pointing to nine-year-old Comfort's sister Favour suffering any chlorine poisoning.

The 14-year-old was examined after police were told she had been swimming with her younger sister shortly before the Christmas Eve drama unfolded.

Police said yesterday ahead of the autopsies that they were keeping an open mind and 'all options' were being examined.

Comfort's parents are understood to have found the nine-year-old in difficulties under the water after rushing to the pool when the older girl returned to their holiday apartment alone and they quizzed her on her sister's whereabouts.

Reports say a resort worker who dived into the water to recover the three bodies has said he had also experienced difficulties reaching the surface and exiting the pool.
From dailymail.co.uk

49 comments:

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    1. He he,Olorun e jo,e ma je ki imo ota se le wa lo ori

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    2. No life guard in that resort ? they shld be sued.
      I so much feel for the wife and surviving child.
      rip to the dead.

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    3. Most resorts / hotel pools do not have lifeguards.

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  2. Oh, this is disheartening, my God!!
    May their souls rest in peace.
    Kai, what is this? 3 family members, what a tragedy. Will his family ever recover from this?

    Sluttychic.

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  3. My God! What a calamity. May God comfort the family they left behind and may their souls find peace with they Lord. This is very sad and heart breaking.

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    1. This world and life! Nothing is just permanent.. everything Gone in a flash.. Haaaaa.. what sort of Pain will I call this? If she had not married, she will be upset and depressed, she married had kids and at the twilight of her life , Gone in a flash.. what will one call this? So many thoughts

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    2. I once fell into a family friends pool when I was wondering around their house. I was just like 5/6 and hadn't learnt how to swim. I honestly don't know the force that pulled me out.
      I just went back up with wet clothes and everyone was shocked.
      I didn't see it as anythn then. Its on being an adult I understood what cld have happened.

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  4. I really felt pains when I saw the news. The devil has no mercy at all, making sure God's children cry every time.

    May God comfort all the families most especially the wife and daughter.

    Comfort to all redeemed members. Please let us all intensity prayers. The devil is not joking, so we should not joke either but thwart his fiery darts by holding God Almighty tight

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    1. Seriously... the devil is not even playing at all
      MayGo comfort the remaining family member

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    2. This is really very sad. May God comfort the wife and the kid left behind. May their souls find rest

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  5. What a tragedy. God only can comfort that woman

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  6. Oh God! How will this woman bear such heavy loss? This is terrible.

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  7. The mother, someone should look out for her. This is too much, will she ever recover from this loss.

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  8. OMG!! Sad sad news,very heart breaking!may their souls RIP
    God comfort d family he left behind
    May we not see nor hear bad news for d remaining days in this year and beyond in Jesus name(Amen)

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  9. This is really sad.May their Souls Rip
    Lord please comfort his family,i cant imagine what his wife and daughter will be going through ,loosing 3 love ones in a day;!!!!

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  10. This is so sad and disheartening!
    I hope a thorough investigation would be carried out about that pool.

    The pool probably have some issues that they're not letting people know.

    Even if they don't know how to swim, there's no way three people will drown in a pool within seconds.

    Please, I would like to advise Nigerians travelling to countries where they speak different language to learn the basic words of that language especially how to call for help. Yes, it is very important to know the word help or help me when you're travelling to a non English speaking country.

    If one of them had screamed socorro or ayuda, maybe things would have turned out differently and one or more lives would have been saved.

    The Norwegian tourist said something that caught my attention, about the hotel workers not telling them that there was a problem with the pool and that people shouldn't use it. That means she heard something from one of the workers.

    Let's hope there will be a thorough investigation because the family are both British and American. The son that died is an American citizen because he was travelling with American passport while the other family members were travelling with British passports.

    May their soul rest in peace and may God Almighty comfort the wife and daughter.

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    1. I saw the pool and it looks small for someone who can swim to drown in.... either that water is demonic or this is a spiritual attack to the pastor's family. So sad

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    2. Aproko Queen,i hope this your premise that it is either demonic or an attack is a joke? Have you been following the story at all?

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  11. Oh my God. May their soul rest in peace

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  12. It hurts so much coz I know the family I watched the little girl grow up in my child’s school I park in front of their house everyday for school runs a very dedicated family oh lord what a life 😭😭😭🙏

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  13. Holy spirit our comforter, pls comfort this woman and daughter.

    May the souls of the departed rest in peace!

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  14. This is so heart wrenching... Oh God!

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  15. This is really Sad and heartbreaking... Lord comfort the rest of the family....

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  16. This is so sad. God comforts the woman.

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  17. This is terrible , may their souls rest in peace and may God console the family.

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  18. Oh no!! This is so sad. May God rest their souls.

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  19. Through it all,He his still God.
    My condolence to his wife,may God comfort your heart

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  20. What a tragedy..my God rest their souls and comfort the woman.

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    1. This reminds me of my childhood friend who was working with Schlumberger, beautiful got married, had stunning kids because hubby was so good looking and rich and refined and from a first class home because his dad was a respected professor at the University of calabar and Ohh my she had it all, she is older than me but her younger sister and I were great friends and so we all were friends.. Boom, her first child died in the sosoliso plane crash, Boom her hubby had an accident and died in Abuja, Boom the last 2 kids died in the Dana air crash.. I think I ran literally mental on her behalf in the UK.. today she just stares and mopes I heard, and I wonder why do these things happen to people? Why does GOD let it happen? it affected me so much till today.the Diribes have never recovered from the trauma.. I decided then I don't want tho marry and have kids.. I was so shocked..

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    2. 12.45, you mean this happened to someone???

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    3. Anon 12:45 this is not ordinary. It has a spiritual undertone in it. What killed her husband and children is in the family. Check papa and mama the truth will cone out.

      Fear calabar people

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    4. Really terrible. Y

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    5. There is no Diribes or Diribe on the list of people on the plane in both crash

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  21. So sad. May God comfort them. We all have to keep praying to God for mercy.Calamity can strike anywhere in the world

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  22. what a sad story! Rip to the dead.
    A family of 5 lost their lives in accident on 25 of December on their way to Abuja.
    May God protect his children through this period and may we all passover to 2020.amen

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  23. Today the resort has said there was nothing wrong with the pool and the surviving daughter said her Dad and siblings could not swim. Hmm!

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  24. This is terrible! May their soul Rest in Perfect Peace,

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  25. They've concluded the autopsy and concluded that there was nothing toxic about the water,neither there's nothing wrong with the sucking pipe,it was a case of the family not knowing how to swim.Such a very painful death,May God console the family 💔💔💔

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    1. What a stupid deduction. If they could not swim would they have allowed the girls go swimming alone before the older returned to their flat alone?
      And why would the man who went for their bodies say he struggled to get the surface? Imagine doing that with a drowning flailing body.
      Leave senseless analysis and empathise with the family that’s all.

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  26. God you are the only one that can console this family.

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  27. I was checking out homes with swimming pools but after this news, I'm now scared of pools. I did some research and found that having a gun at home is safer than a pool cos a child is 100times more likely to die via pool than via a gun. Water is a powerful and dangerous force.. I swim a bit but I stay awway from 6' and above. I just wish the son didn't jump in as well.. so sad.

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    1. If you have small kids pls pools are a NO NO. That Dbanj sons death has put me off anything pool if you have kids.

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