Scene of the incident
In what will come across as a really startling development, as many as eight children have died of suffocation inside an abandoned vehicle at Jah-Michael community, in the Olorunda local government area of Lagos State.
The children were said to have entered the vehicle to play and they reportedly got trapped.
The subsequently suffocated inside the parked vehicle owned by one of their parents, Saliat Kazeem.
The event has been confirmed by the Lagos State Police spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu.
He noted that the children's bodies have been recovered and deposited at the Badagry General Hospital's morgue for autopsy to determine the cause of death.
The Lagos Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu has also ordered an investigation into the case.
Ajisebutu said, “The eight children were said to have mistakenly locked themselves in an abandoned car while playing. Their bodies have been recovered and deposited at the Badagry General Hospital's morgue for an autopsy so as to determine the actual cause of death.
“Notwithstanding the report made to the Police, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered a thorough and speedy investigation into the circumstances surrounding their death. The CP also commiserates with the families of the victims.”