Tragedy struck a family as three siblings were found dead inside a parked car they were playing in at Owode Elede area of Ikorodu, Lagos.
The incident happened last Thursday after the kids entered a parked Hyundai Accent car with registration number BDG404CL to play at 16, Gbamire Street, Owode Elede, and couldn’t come out of the vehicle.
According to The Nation, it is speculated that the kids identified as Oliseh, Daniel and Destiny Egba, three, six and eight years respectively, died due to suffocation.
It is not clear how long they stayed inside the vehicle before their bodies were discovered by some visitors of the car owner.
An eyewitness said; “No one knew they were inside the vehicle. It was some visitors who came to see the owner while looking at the vehicle that discovered them.
“When their bodies were brought out around 7pm, their mother was not back from the market.
“Neighbours did not have her telephone number and so, police had to wait until she returned home around 11:30pm to break the news to her.
“Apparently, the children were not in the care of anyone else, the person in charge of them would have looked for them before their mother returned from the market.”
The State Police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who also confirmed the incident said police operatives attached to Owode Onirin received information around 7pm on Thursday June 2, that the young siblings were found inside the car lifeless.
Hundeyin said detectives immediately went to the scene, secured it for investigation and evacuated the bodies to the mortuary.