Tragedy, as 5 kids suffocate in a car in Minna - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, April 22, 2024

Tragedy, as 5 kids suffocate in a car in Minna

Five children, three of the same parents were discovered dead after suffocation  in an abandoned car in Minna, Niger state. 

The sad incident occured in Gurara, Albishiri area of Minna, the state capital.

It was gathered that the incident occured on Sunday.

The five kids were said to have been playing around the area before they eventually went into the vehicle, Honda Civic Accord with registration No GO 778 BC which was said to have been parked on the spot for almost three years.

The victims parents and other neigbours have searched for them for almost five hours, 
For about five hours, before they were later discovered around 4 pm stone dead in the vehicle.

One of the residents of the area simply called Muhammed described the incident as "very pathetic".

 "Three of the children are of the same parents. The other one is child of owner of the vehicle while the fifth child is from the neighborhood. 

"The car had been parked on the spot for almost three years and nobody had entered it since then.

"Everybody in the area joined the parents in searching for the kids only to discover them in the abandoned car stone dead after about five hours," he narrated.

State Police Command spokesman, Wasiu Abiodun who confirmed the incident, said the owner of the vehicle has been invited for questioning.

According to him, "based on information on Sunday at about 6:30pm, five children of about 5-13 years were found trapped in a Honda Civic vehicle with registration No GO 778 ABC at Albishiri area of Minna. 

"They were found to have suffocated in the vehicle while their bodies were later removed by the various parents of the deceased," he stated. 

Investigation into the death according to him is ongoing. 


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