There was pandemonium on Adelayo Street, in the Jah-Michael area, Badagry Expressway, Lagos State on Saturday as families of eight minors were thrown into mourning.
The corpses of the minors were recovered from a Honda Sport Utility Vehicle parked on the street.
According to reports, the vehicle was parked in front of a house where the victims entered it.
The kids were said to be playing inside the SUV when they mistakenly locked themselves in as efforts to unlock the door proved abortive.
It was learnt that a parent, while searching for the children, found their remains inside the vehicle.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement on Sunday, said the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered a probe into the incident, adding that the corpses had been deposited in a morgue.
He said, “The eight children while playing were said to have mistakenly locked themselves in an abandoned car. Their bodies have been recovered and deposited in the Badagry General Hospital’s morgue for autopsies in order to determine the actual cause of death.
“Notwithstanding the report made to the police, the Commissioner of Police, 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.”