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Shocker: Man Wakes Up To Find His 5-Year-Son Unconscious Inside His Washing Machine

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A report by The Asahi Shimbun has shown that 5-year-old Japanese boy apparently suffocated after climbing into the front-loading washing machine at his home while his father was taking a nap and his mother was out.

When the father awoke, he found the boy unconscious in the drum of the machine and called emergency services for help on Jan. 27. The child was pronounced dead in a hospital.

Police say the boy may have climbed into the washer out of curiosity and that the lid slammed shut, trapping him inside. It cannot be opened from the inside.

Although the machine was not on, nor filled with water, the interior is airtight. A doctor who examined the body said there were no external injuries, but signs of suffocation.

Police were to conduct an autopsy, possibly on Jan. 29.

According to Osaka prefectural police, the boy’s 32-year-old father found his son unconscious, then called for an ambulance around 3 p.m.

The front-loader is on the first floor of the house. It stands 1 meter tall and measures 70 centimeters by 60 cm.

It was fitted with a child lock mechanism, which was not activated.

On that afternoon, the boy’s 32-year-old mother had gone out. After having lunch, the father took a nap in a second-floor room with his son. When he awoke, the boy was not around.

Many fatal accidents involving front-loading washing machine have been reported since 2008 in South Korea, the United States and elsewhere.

A 7-year-old boy in Tokyo’s Ome city was found suffocated in a front loader in June 2015.

Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency warned of the dangers of front-loaders in e-mailed newsletters to the public in 2014 and 2015.

It encouraged households to always keep the machine’s lid closed and keep it fastened with a large rubber band.

In their instruction manuals, manufacturers also warn of the dangers and produce warning stickers to be placed on the washers.

The Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association recommends using a child safety lock and keeping the door locked when the washer is off, not just while in use.

Many models are now fitted with the devices.

After the 2015 tragedy in Ome, Japanese makers heightened their safety measures. A model was released that allowed the lid of the drum to be opened from the inside.

“Children naturally do unexpected things while playing,” said Hiromi Nakatsuji, a nurse with Miyako Anshin Kodomo Kan, a public service run by the Kyoto city government pushing for greater public awareness to prevent accidents at home involving children.

“Children aged 4 or 5 years old can understand warnings given by parents,” she said. “Parents must educate them about the dangers of climbing into the washing machine or the washbasin.”

Nakatsuji said she had “heard of families that do not allow their children to enter the washroom by themselves.”

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Tinubu finally speaks on Lekki shooting, tells Buhari to find culprits

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Tinubu finally speaks on Lekki shooting, tells Buhari to find culprits

Former Governor of Lagos state and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has commented on the Lekki toll gate shooting that left many dead and several others injured.

The Lagos politician who was interviewed via telephone by a Channels TV reporter, Olu Philips, shared his shock over the shooting and also revealed that he is ready to complain to the highest authorities.

Contrary to people’s predictions, Tinubu however denied ordering the shooting and also stated that he can only control his security guard. He again reiterated that he will never be part of any group that uses live ammunition against protesters.

Insisting that he has always been an activist, the APC Chieftain expressed sympathy for the victims of the incident and advised the federal government to “fish out whoever gave the order (for the shooting) and put them on trial”.

He then recalled how he was falsely accused of being behind #EndSARS protests. Tinubu who noted that he doesn’t believe that Buhari ordered the shooting, appealed for calm over the incident. He also denied having a stake in the Lekki toll gate or suffering a loss due to the continous blockage of the area by #EndSARS protesters.

He said,

“It is early hours of the morning, there’s no way I can talk to the authorities or wake them up now. I have tried to reach the NSA, I have tried to reach the head of the army.

“You don’t call the president at this hour, but I strongly condemn the act. There are other means of settling or dispersing protest. Why would they use live bullets? There are rubber bullets.

“I am not even sure yet they are Nigerian army, I am not sure how well the uniforms of the army are controlled. But that is not as critical as the bloodshed that has occurred.

“We have lost our sleep, we have lost our peace of mind, (and) we just have to deal with it.”

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Buhari Will Come Up With Solutions In Few Hours -Major General Babagana Monguno

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Buhari Will Come Up With Solutions In Few Hours -Major General Babagana Monguno

It has been reported that the National Security, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd), on Thursday said the President Muhammadu Buhari, would come up with solutions to the ongoing violence erupting in parts of the country ”in the next few hours”.

Babagana Monguno Says Buhari Is Coming Up With Solutions

According to Punch, May Babagana did not disclose the solutions, he said they would communicate to parties concerned.

Mongunu revealed this in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the National Security presided over the President.

The NSA also did not disclose whether the President will announce the solutions through a national broadcast.

He said,

“The President himself, I have just left his office, is also going to deal with these issues in a specific manner apart from what has just taken place in council.

I believe in the next couple of hours, Mr President will come up with certain solutions that will be agreeable to the entire federation.”

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Another Warehouse Loaded With COVID-19 Palliative Allegedly Uncovered In Lagos

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Another Warehouse Loaded With COVID-19 Palliative Allegedly Uncovered In Lagos

Lagos State residents have again uncovered another warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives are been stored.

The palliatives discovered on Thursday (today), October 22, were meant for residents of Festac-Okota but were secretly stored in the warehouse.

According to reports, at least four people have died at the warehouse due to the hundreds of people that gathered to cart away the food items which include rice, beans, yams, and others.

However, the individual or group of persons who stored up the food items believed to have been provisioned by the government to share for the masses to cushion the effect of COVID-19 are yet to be known as at the time this report is given.

The angry youths and some old-aged citizens in the area gain entrance into the warehouse with force and do away with food items of their choices.

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