Malayali girl found dead inside school bus in Qatar

Doha: A 4-year-old girl died of suspected asphyxiation after getting stuck in a school bus by accident in Qatar. The deceased has been identified as Minza Mariyam Jacob, a KG-1 student of Springfield Kindergarten and the youngest daughter of a Kottayam couple Abhilash Chacko-Soumya.

Qatar media reports revealed that Minza fell asleep inside the bus and was left unattended accidentally by the bus staff on Sunday. Later, they locked the bus and left it on the open ground at the end of their duty.

The staff found the child dead inside the bus when they returned around 11.30 am to resume duty. Meanwhile, the reason for death is yet to be confirmed. Meanwhile, the Qatar education department launched a probe into the incident.

Minza was celebrating her fourth birthday on Sunday. Her sister Mikha is a third-standard student of MES Indian School.

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