Three priests from the Sohag diocese of Tahta were today killed in a car accident
Three priests from the Sohag diocese of Tahta were today killed in a car accident.
The accident occurred at noontime on the road between the villages of Nazlet Abed and Gabrawat. Father Sourial Boulos Salama, Fr Fillipus Habil, and Fr Mikhail Gawargi were on their way to visit Coptic families in Gabrawat when a heavy truck collided with their car, ran them over and crushed them to the ground. All three died on the spot.
The truck driver was caught and is being held by the police. The prosecution, which is conducting an investigation into the death of the three priests, has issued burial permits, and a funeral service is being held for them this evening. The Bishop of Tahta Anba Ashaia will preside over the ceremony.
Father Abra’am Rashid, deputy to Anba Ashaia, says the investigation should reveal whether the death of the three priests was accidental or predetermined.
28 August 2012