Costa del Sol deaths: Pastor Gabriel Diya
Costa del Sol deaths: Pastor Gabriel Diya

The British father who suffocated with two of his children on the Costa del Sol in Spain has been distinguished as a passionate Christian minister, as per reports

Gabriel Diya, 52, and his child Praise-Emmanuel Diya, 16, were named as the relatives who passed on attempting to save 9-year-old Comfort Diya after she got caught in the pool on Christmas Eve, as per The Telegraph.

The family is situated in London but the boy was traveling on a US visa, the paper said. Father Diya is initially from Ile-Ife, Nigeria however is currently a minister at Open Heavens in southeast London, some portion of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, a Nigeria-based system of religious group.

The chruch offered “supplications” as it affirmed the news with “overwhelming hearts” in a Facebook tribute. It included that Diya’s wife (assistant pastor), Olubunmi — who witnesses said frantically supplicated as CPR was regulated to her better half and children.

The pool
The pool

Diya and son are believed to have died after trying to save Comfort when she got trapped underwater at the Club La Costa World in Las Lagunas de Mijas near Málaga.

Police later discovered her swimming cap inside the pool’s pumping system – assuming the three relatives may have been sucked to their death, as indicated by reports.

Post-mortem exams precluded poison in the water, and another relative — a 12-year-old young lady — demonstrated no indications of being hurt by chemicals in spite of likewise being in the pool, The Telegraph detailed. The death of the three was due to drowning, the paper said.

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