Qatar: Indian girl dies on her birthday after being left inside school bus

Minsa Mariam Jacob had fallen asleep and went unnoticed by the driver

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Published: Tue 13 Sep 2022, 7:15 AM

Last updated: Tue 13 Sep 2022, 3:03 PM

Minsa Mariam Jacob, a 4-year-old Qatar resident from Kerala, was found dead inside her school bus on September 11 — reportedly her birthday.

Jacob had fallen asleep in the morning on her way to school, and went unnoticed when the school bus reached their campus. The driver locked up the bus after parking, according to media reports.

After being left inside the bus for over four hours, the kindergartener was found unconscious when the bus driver and conductor came back. Although she was rushed to a hospital immediately, she could not be saved.

The Qatar Ministry of Education and Higher Education said the incident is now under investigation.

"The Ministry, as well as the respective authorities will take the necessary measures as well as the maximum punishment against the aggressors with regards to regulations and according to the results of the ongoing investigation," another tweet said.

"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."


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