A Nigerian university student tragically collapsed and died on Good Friday, April 15 while re-enacting the crucifixion scene during a school play of The Passion of the Christ. However, the exact cause of death has not yet been announced.
“When it happened, we initially thought it was a joke,” said an eyewitness named Micheal Eluwa Vanguard News Nigeria the tragedy that happened at the Clariantian University of Nigeria (CUN) in Nekede.
The victim, named Suel Ambrose, 25, who played St Peter in the play, had fallen during the scene where the apostle cuts off a Roman soldier’s ear to protect Jesus. The mirror reported.
This confused audiences, who, according to Eluwa, initially thought it was “part of the drama”.
However, they realized “it was serious business” after the philosophy student didn’t get up and started bleeding, prompting bystanders to rush to help the actor who was lying on the ground.
“When the incident occurred everyone got together and took the deceased to a school hospital and later when the case worsened he was taken to a Fast Federal Medical Center, FMC.”
“We heard from there that he wouldn’t survive,” Eluwa recalled of the unfortunate student, who reportedly dreamed of becoming a priest after graduating.
University officials said they would look into Suel’s death at a later date.
In another fatality during a performance in 2018, three of four members of Indonesian pop group Seventeen died after a tsunami washed them out to sea during a concert on the beach.
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