CURSORY : A little girl has died inside the school bus: After being left inside school bus which was parked under the heat.
A 4-year-old girl was found dead on a school bus in Qatar, on Sunday, September 11, hours after she was supposed to be dropped off at her private kindergarten.
The girl is waste daughter of Kochuparambil Abhilash Chacko, a designer-cum-artist and Soumya, from India, was a kindergarten student of Springfield Kindergarten at Al Vakra in Doha.
It is reported that on her way to the private kindergarten on Sunday,11 September, the young girl had fallen asleep.
She was left on the bus for hours, because the school did not notice her absence until it was time for the return journey.
She was discovered lying down and unconscious inside the bus which had been parked under the heat for hours. Although, she was rushed to the hospital she didn’t make it.
The news of the Mariam’s death has triggered an outpouring of grief and anger online, with many calling for urgent action and accountability.
Minister of Education Buthaina Al Nuaimi on Monday offered her condolences to the girl’s parents.
In a tweet, the ministry affirmed its commitment to ensuring the highest quality of security.
“The Ministry of Education and Higher Education mourns the death of a kindergarten student at a private school. The Ministry, in co-operation with the respective authorities, have started an investigation into the incident.”
“The ministry, as well as the respective authorities, will take the necessary measures and ensure the maximum punishment for the culprits in accordance with the relevant regulations and based on the results of the ongoing investigation.”
“The ministry also affirms its keenness to adhere to the highest quality of security and safety standards for its students, and will not tolerate any shortcomings in this regard. It extends its sincerest condolences to the family of the deceased student,” it added.
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