8 children died in locked up SUV in Lagos

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8 children died in locked up SUV in Lagos

Over the weekend, the tragic news of the death of eight children who died in a car broke.

The children were said to have mistakenly locked themselves inside an abandoned car while playing at Adelayo Str., Agunlayo, Jah Micheal, near Magbon area of Badagry.

The Spokesman for the Lagos Police Command, Mr Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement, confirmed that the incident occurred on Saturday.

It was gathered that the children aged between four and six years old, were found dead in a parked vehicle owned by a woman named Saliat Kas­sim. The kids were suspected to have died from suffocation due to excessive heat in the car.

One of the children was the grandchild of the owner of the car, a retired staff of the Lagos State University, LASU who died recently.

The other seven children belonged to Bureau De Change operators in the area.

Mr Suru Avoseh, Commissioner, Lagos State Civil Service Commission, told NAN that the abandoned car belonged to a retired LASU staff who is now late.

According to him, the car was forced open by one of the children who was the grandchild of the owner, while the other seven are Nigerians residing in the area.

“The other seven kids are children of Bureau De Change Operators living in the community.

The children forced the door of the vehicle open and entered the abandoned car.

“No ventilation and nobody knew something was wrong and they suffocated and died. It wasn’t a kidnapping incident or any foul play by anyone. It is unfortunate,” he said.

8 children died in locked up SUV in Lagos

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