Toddler left in Thai school bus dies

2013-05-15 15:11
(Picture: AFP)

(Picture: AFP)

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Bangkok - A 3-year-old boy has died after being left inside a private school bus for several hours in sweltering heat, Thai police said on Wednesday, the second such death of a toddler in recent weeks.

Suriyakarn Thakan was found unconscious inside the cab of a pick-up truck, which was being used to transport children to a nursery school in north-eastern Si Sa Ket province, bordering Cambodia, on Tuesday afternoon.

"For two hours doctors tried to resuscitate him... but they couldn't," Lieutenant Colonel Thinakorn Dechalert of the local police told AFP by telephone.

It was due to be the child's second day at nursery.

Police said the driver of the pick-up has been charged with negligence resulting in the death of another person, while the nursery teacher who owns the vehicle would be questioned by police on Thursday.

First death

His death follows that of a 3-year-old girl, who was found in a coma, after being left in a school bus for four hours outside Bangkok in early April.

She died in intensive care a fortnight later, prompting police to charge a teacher and the bus driver with gross negligence.

The cases have sparked an outcry over lax child safety standards in Thailand, where summer temperatures routinely soar beyond 35°C.

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