SAHARANEWS – Tragedy as a Catholic priest identified as Rev. Father Cyprian Kooro reportedly slumped and died while conducting mass in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state.
The priest suddenly collapsed when the morning mass was underway on Sunday at St. Helen Catholic Church, Ogbogoro
A source disclosed that other officials of the church immediately surrounded the priest and rushed him to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH).
Another source from UPTH said he saw them bringing the priest to the hospital adding that he was later pronounced dead. y
As at the time of filing this report, the health challenges of the priest that made him collapse could not be confirmed.
The source said: “A catholic priest has reportedly slumped and died celebrating mass in Port Harcourt. The priest had slumped after the homily.
“The priest posted to St Helene Catholic Church Ogbogoro was immediately rushed to UPTH where he confirmed dead”.