Narratiive Tags - Khaleej Times Desktop
Europe
Logo
 

Baby freezes to death after being left in the balcony

Web Report
Filed on January 8, 2020 | Last updated on January 8, 2020 at 03.52 pm
Baby, freezes, death, balcony, -7 degrees Celsius, Russia

(Alamy Image)

Following the incident, the health ministry advised people not to leave young children outside unattended.

A baby froze to death in -7 degrees Celsius in Russia after his parents put him in a buggy to sleep and placed it in the balcony for five hours. Investigators have opened a criminal inquiry in to the death of the seven-month-old boy.

According to local media report quoted in BBC, the boy was placed in the balcony to sleep in the fresh air in the far-eastern Khabarovsk region. While according to Russian news site Lenta, preliminary probe suggested the boy died due to hypothermia.

Following the incident, the region's health ministry advised people not to leave young children outside unattended.

Taking to Instagram, the ministry said: 'Always know where and with whom [your child] is. Do not pass by if another child is in danger - in winter a child who is lost or injured on the street can very quickly become a victim of low temperatures'.

It is reported that in countries with colder climates, taking young children outdoors to sleep is not uncommon even during the winter as it is believed it can help avoid coughs and colds.



ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!
MORE FROM World
MORE FROM Khaleej Times
CurrentRequestUnmodified: /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20200108/ARTICLE/200109359&Show=0 macro_action: article, macro_profile: , macro_adspot:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KT App Download
khaleejtimes app

All new KT app
is available
for download:

khaleejtimes - android khaleejtimes - ios