The Gateway International School where a schoolboy died on Tuesday after being forgotten on a bus. — Photo gateway.edu
HÀ NỘI — A first grader at an international school in Hà Nội died on Tuesday after being forgotten on a school bus, according to authorities.
The six-year-old student was picked up on Tuesday morning by a 16-seat vehicle, with a driver and a monitor staff, that was heading to Gateway International School in Cầu Giấy District.
At 4pm the same day, the family received the news that their child had not been present in class.
According to a report from the school, the boy was found unconscious and pale on the bus on Tuesday afternoon.
The student was given first aid and rushed to Hospital E.
A parent of a student at the school, who took the boy to Hospital E, told vietnamplus.vn that the boy was found on the bus in the afternoon and was still breathing.
The school reported that the teacher, who was aware the student was missing from the class, reported his absence to the school’s management system.
The driver of the vehicle confirmed that the boy had been left and forgotten on the bus.
Trần Thị Hồng Hạnh, president of the managing board of Gateway School, accepted responsibility for the incident.
Lê Văn Sơn, the victim’s father, said Tuesday was the second day his son had gone to school for the new academic year.
An autopsy showed the boy had a blood clot in the brain and had suffered from suffocation. The exact time of death has not been determined.
The Gateway International School, invested in by Edufit Education Corporation, has two bases in Hà Nội and Hải Phòng City.
Phạm Xuân Tiến, deputy director of Hà Nội’s Department of Education and Training, has ordered the Cầu Giấy District’s education and training division to work with the school and relevant agencies to conduct an investigation of the incident. — VNS