The Hush Post|10:36 am|one-minute-read|
A six-year-old Indian boy died in Dubai after he was left behind alone in a bus for hours, the media reported on Sunday.
The child has been identified as Mohamed Farhan Faisal from Kerala. He was a student at an Islamic centre in Al Quoz, as per a Khaleej Times report.
According to the family, he slept off after boarding the bus from Karama. When all the students disembarked, he was left behind on Saturday.
The Dubai Police told Khaleej Times they were informed about the tragedy at 3 pm. An official from the centre said he was found after the driver took the bus out to drop the students back home. The actual cause of death is yet to be ascertained.
Such incidents are extremely rare in the UAE, but have been reported previously. In 2014, a KG1 student at Abu Dhabi’s Al Worood Academy Private School was suffocated to death after being forgotten inside a bus.
Then the news had shocked the nation and sparked a major discussion on child safety in buses.
The principal, bus driver and supervisor were jailed and directed to pay 100,000 dirhams as compensation to the victim’s family.