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SAD: How Fumes Killed Four In Ikeja After Car Locks Failed And They Got Trapped

An MDB reader sent me this today, and it really broke my heart. Read below:

Moji, on 30th of November 2015, I witnessed one of the saddest things in my life. The incident happened on Billings way, Oregun Lagos.

4 young people, two guys and two ladies were in a car, a Nissan Sentra when suddenly the guy who drove swerved off the road.

All of a sudden there was smoke inside the car and hard as the car occupants tried, they couldn’t get out. The car had developed an electrical fault that shut all the doors permanently and before we passerby could break the windows to help them it was too late. By the time we managed to break the glass at the back and on the driver’s side it was too late. The two ladies had given up the ghost and were already foaming from the mouth. The guy in the passenger seat seemed to have already given up the ghost too, but the driver was still gasping. People called 767 for Ambulance and they arrived on time. By the time the arrived however, the driver had given up the ghost too. All these happened under 15 minutes o,  the passengers of the car died under 10 minutes before we could even break the windows.

The Ambulance took the bodies away and the Police later towed the Nissan Sentra to the Oregun Police station. Before now, I have always found it hard to believe that people died from generator fumes but I witnessed this my self and it was really sad. The victims were all well dressed and may have been coming from work or something. I don’t know what year it is but the Nissan Sentra is a very recent model not later than 2009 from my guess. It was a very sad incident and may God rest their souls, Amen.

What really could have gone wrong with the car? Factory defect? Negligence of some sort?  This is just sad. May God rest their souls, Amen.


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  1. Bomi

    December 3, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Lord have mercy…
    It’s so sad, may their soul rest in perfect peace

  2. Lionheart

    December 3, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    This is so sad

  3. tony

    December 3, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Thats hard to believe!the two young men could’nt use their feets n shoes to break the side glasses of the car,since of course the ladies could not?they did’t fight for their lives with all they have got? Wao! Side windows of cars re not dat hard to break na! All they needed was a hole on the windows to allow in air! Anyways,don’t know what to think! God protect us from such!

  4. Adebiyi Ayorinde

    December 6, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Trust me tony, it is not as easy as you sound. At the initial stage, none of them would ve thought that there is need for them to break the glass. As earlier explained, it is a new car, and a typical nigerian will not even think of breaking the glass despite the fact that it was the viable option. Secondly, by the time they taught of that option, their body must have gotten weak, and don’t forget, they were coming from work, they were already stressed out, in the car, they were already in a relaxation mode, their hormones and body system has been temporarily turned into relaxation mode(try to imagine the scenario). My thoughts on the matter.

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