Three siblings suffocate to death inside car in Kwara

Three siblings suffocate to death inside car in Kwara

Three siblings of the same parent: a boy and two girls, died of extreme suffocation inside a car parked in their residential quarters in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

The incident occurred at 8, Boluke Line, Zango-Kulende Quarters, Ilorin East Local Government Area on Sunday.

CRYSTALNEWS reliably gathered that the incident occurred at about 2pm when the three children of the same parent were playing inside the parked car and mistakenly locked themselves in it.

The car, it was gathered, was borrowed by their father from his sister within the same premises of their quarters for quick domestic use.

CRYSTALNEWS further gathered that their mother, Shade Silifat, had gone out to buy noodles for the children’s school meals against Monday when the tragedy occurred.

Their mother, who returned from where she went to buy noodles and discovered their footwears outside the parked car, raised an alarm after forcing the doors of the car open.

She reportedly fainted when she met the three children motionless as a result of suffocation inside the car.

An eyewitness said that efforts were made to revive the children as they were quickly rushed to Olutayo Clinic, very close to their residence, for medical attention.

The medical director, Dr. A. Adeyemo, however, directed that they be taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, where they were confirmed dead.

The three siblings were later taken to Muslim cemetery for burial according to Islamic rite.

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