Six years old boy dies after being forgotten on Dubai bus
In a shocking incident, a six-year-old boy died after he was forgotten inside a bus for several hours in Dubai, Dubai Police said yesterday. The Asian boy was forgotten inside a bus belonging to the Centre for Memorising Quran in the Al Quoz area from 8am onwards on Saturday.
Dubai Police yesterday confirmed that the driver and bus supervisor are being questioned over negligence. The boy was identified as Mohammed Farhan, son of Faisal K P, who hails from the south Indian state of Kerala. Dubai Police have confirmed that the driver and bus supervisor are being questioned over negligence.
Tragedy struck Farhan’s family just ahead of his eldest sister’s wedding, scheduled to be held on July 25, the family friend was quoted by Gulf News. He said Farhan was the youngest of four children. Dubai Police said the boy was alone inside the bus after all other children had alighted.
Colonel Faisal Al Qasim, Director of Security Media at Dubai Police, said the boy was left inside the bus for nine hours after the driver closed the door without checking if there was anyone inside.