Wednesday, September 23

Toddler dies after being left in Thai school bus

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BANGKOK: A three-year-old boy has died after being left inside a private school bus for several hours in sweltering heat, Thai police said yesterday, 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 northeastern Si Sa Ket province bordering Cambodia on Tuesday afternoon.

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.

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