Two siblings suffocate to death

Two siblings suffocated to death in a parked car belonging to their father on a church premises.

The parents of the deceased were said to be in a family meeting in the house, which also accommodates the church building.

The two children aged two and four years were believed to have sneaked out of the room where they and other children were watching television.

However, some of the family members came out of the meeting only to find the two siblings suffocating in the car.

Uncle’s report
An uncle of the deceased, Right Reverend Fred Oppong, told Joy News that the family meeting was an annual event to deliberate on activities of the year and to resolve any differences.

He said four of them were pastors hence the decision to have a church building on the compound of the family house, where the meeting was held .

“We were having our annual family meeting and all my siblings had come. One of them who came with his children (the deceased) and all the other children were kept in the hall. Around three o’clock their mother went to give them food but did not find them in the hall,” he said. 

Rt. Rev. Oppong said he later found the children suffocating in the parked car and they were rushed to the hospital where they were confirmed dead.

He also said they immediately reported the incident to the Mile 7 Police Station.

Police remarks
The Mile Seven police confirmed the story.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr Peter Yembila, said the bodies had been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue and that a coroner’s inquest had been launched into the incident. 

Credit: Joy News

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