Priest Slumps, Dies During Service In Port Harcourt


A reverend father at Saint Helen’s Catholic Church, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Simeon Kuro, slumped during Sunday service and was subsequently confirmed dead by doctors.

The incident happened while the priest was delivering a sermon.

The middle-aged priest was later rushed to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital by members of his congregation, according to a PUNCH report.

However, doctors were unable to resuscitate him and was declared dead.

“I can confirm to you that the priest of St. Helen’s Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Simeon Kuro, collapsed after the homily.

“He was rushed to the UPTH around 10.30am but was declared dead by a doctor around noon. It is a sad situation,” a source said.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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