Tragedy strikes as 4 minors suffocate to death inside parked car

Ass-Comm Paul Nyathi

In a devastating incident that occurred on Thursday in Hopley, Harare, four young children tragically lost their lives while playing inside a parked vehicle. The victims, identified as Anotidaishe Mutize (4), Allen Busiri (3), Ashley Matowe (3), and Kudzaishe Tsuro (3), had unknowingly entered a non-runner Toyota Chaser and closed the rear passenger door behind them.

According to Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the national police spokesperson, the vehicle, equipped with tinted windows, had been parked at a residence in Hopley Zone 1 from approximately 12 noon until 7 pm. It was during this time that the children, presumably unaware of the danger they were facing, suffocated inside the car. Tragically, their lifeless bodies were only discovered at 7 pm.

“The vehicle, which has tinted windows, was parked at a house in Hopley Zone 1, Harare, between 12 noon and 7pm,” national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said.

The incident has sent shockwaves through the community, highlighting the importance of vigilance and child safety.

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