A pastor died yesterday after he drowned while baptising his church members in the river at Blood River village in Seshego outside Polokwane in South Africa.
According to reports, the pastor entered the flooded river and was swept away.
The church members who were about to be baptised, were left reeling from shock as they watched helplessly as the head of their church was swept away.
Police officers were called to the scene. The body of the deceased pastor has been recovered.