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Tragedy Strikes As Three Siblings Suffocate Inside Parked Car In Kwara



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Three siblings, a boy and two girls, lost their lives due to suffocation inside a car parked in their residential quarters in Ilorin, Kwara State.

News About Nigeria gathered that the tragic incident occurred on Sunday at No. 8, Boluke Line, Zango-Kulende quarters in Ilorin.

The children, aged undisclosed, had reportedly locked themselves inside the car, which their father had borrowed from his sister.

The mother, Shade Silifat, made the discovery when she found their footwear outside the parked vehicle.

After forcing open the car doors, she raised an alarm, and the three children were rushed to Olutayo Clinic, located close to their residence, for immediate medical attention.

However, the medical director at Olutayo Clinic, identified as Dr. Adeyemo, directed that the children be transferred to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.

However, they were confirmed dead upon arrival at the hospital.

The three siblings were subsequently laid to rest in a Muslim cemetery, following Islamic rites.

In a separate incident in Kwara State, the Fire Service recovered the lifeless body of a 49-year-old man, identified as Fasasi Afeez, from a well.

The incident took place last Thursday at Gaa Jangbo, Igbonna Road, Offa, Offa Local Government Area of the state.

The man’s son, Kaleed Afeez, aged approximately 12 years, was successfully rescued from the well.

According to the spokesman for the state fire service, Hassan Adekunle, the tragic event occurred at around 4:00 pm.

The father had fallen into the well while attempting to rescue his son, who had slipped and fallen into the well during the process of fetching water.

Despite the fire service’s efforts to recover Fasasi Afeez’s body, he was pronounced dead, and his son was safely rescued.

The Director of Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, expressed sorrow over the incident, urging the public to exercise caution in their day-to-day activities.

He specifically urged against sending underage children to fetch water from wells to prevent such tragic accidents.