- A man of God was preaching during a church service in Douala, Cameroon, when he slumped over and died
- In a video shared by Chidi Odinkalu, the Reverend Father paused momentarily before he slumped over while preaching
- Social media users have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the unfortunate incident
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Tragedy struck in Cameroon when a priest, identified as Reverend Father Jude, slumped over and died while preaching.
The video of the incident was shared on Twitter by the former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Chidi Odinkalu.
“Rev. Fr Jude., CMA, Spiritual Director of CMA Deido, in Cameroon’s commercial capital, Douala, was preaching the Homily at Mass earlier today when this happened. RIP to him.”
The man, who was putting on a face mask, paused momentarily and then dropped. Other church priests rushed to his aid but it was too late. Reverend Father Jude was the spiritual director of Catholic Men Association in Douala, Cameroon.
Some Twitter users took to the comment section of the post to share their thoughts about the unfortunate incident.
Twitter user with the handle @OYEDEJI wrote:
"Can you observe a man wiping off sweat from his face because the room was stuffy, coupled with talking with face mask on. Yes, probably with an underlying condition. That is why I will remove my face mask if I can't breathe comfortably when having it on. Life has no duplicate!"
In response to @OYEDEJI, @divergentscou wrote:
"Face mask can't be the primary cause, but I agree with you, that it could have contributed in speeding up the event.
"I noticed his eyes severally, there was serious indication that it will happen. May his faithful soul, rest in peace. Put on your Face mask. Stay Safe."
"When I was in church this morning, a thought crossed my mind... What if the Priest collapses? And here it has happened somewhere else."
"Eternal rest grant unto him Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. Amen."
Below are other reactions:
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a social media user identified as Aproko doctor on Twitter shared a disturbing video that captured the final moments of a man of God.
In the video, the pastor was seen taking a break from preaching to the congregation and quickly settling into a chair for support. He then collapsed.
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