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Private preschool closed after a baby was left in a vehicle for seven hours

Update: September, 16/2019 - 14:27


Đồ Rê Mí private pre-school in Tiên Du District, Bắc Ninh province has been closed after leaving a baby in car for over seven hours. — Photo

BẮC NINH — A private pre-school in Bắc Ninh Province has been closed this morning after a three-year-old boy was left inside a vehicle for more than seven hours.

The information was released by Phạm Đăng Thuyên, head of Education and Training Division of Tiên Du District, reported.

The child was taken to National Hospital of Paediatrics where his condition is improving.  

The provincial police said the child named Nguyễn Tấn Lợi, was left on a 16-seat vehicle which is used to pick up children to Đồ Rê Mí pre-school in Đoài Village. 

The school is owned by Dương Thị Hợp, 42.

According to the initial investigation, Nguyễn Công Tỵ, 43, Hợp's husband, drove the mini-van to pick up nine children on Friday morning. 

After children arrived, Tỵ parked the vehicle on the sidewalk in front of the school but no one noticed, Lợi was still in the van. 

At 3:45pm that day, Tỵ found the child in the vehicle and immediately took him to a local clinic for first aid. After that the boy was taken to Bắc Ninh Pediatric Hospital and then transferred to the National Hospital of Pediatrics in Hà Nội.

The hospital said after two days of treatment, the boy’s condition has improved

The police seized the vehicle and are carrying out an investigation.

Earlier on August 6, a first grader at Gateway International School in Hà Nội's Cầu Giấy District died after being forgotten on a school bus.

The prosecution agency has prosecuted the driver and a member of staff at the school for charges of inadvertently killing. — VNS

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