From Chengdu Evening News:
On August 2nd, a 3-year-old baby girl was left in the school mini bus for 8 hours in Anqing, Anhui Province 2. She was eventually suffocated to death.
Chen Qinghong sent her 3-year-old daughter Yanyan to the kindergarten at 7:45 am as usual. But she got a call from the teacher at 5 o’clock pm, "your kid was sent to the hospital for rescue." The head of the kindergarten told her at the hospital "the teacher forgot to take Yanyan out of the school bus this morning. And the temperature was about 37 degrees. She is now very sick." But Yanyan was dead after rescue effort in the hospital.
After some research, the police found that when the school bus arrived at the kindergarten at 8 o’clock that day, the driver Yang and the teacher Wang let the students get off without counting the number. Xuan, the teacher who came to pick them up also forgot to check and locked the bus door. It was until 4:30 pm that the head found Yanyan uncurious in the bus.
This kindergarten is called Yucai Double Languages Kindergarten. It was set up since 2004 with over 100 students and at least 10 teachers. The students are from the neighborhood. It is closed now. The mini bus with dark tint was used for picking up children to the kindergarten. People outside couldn’t see anything inside. The words “kids of 2~6 years old in this city are welcome” written on in the side of the bus.
Yanyan would be 3 after a few days
Yanyan’s mother Chen Qinghong showed the journalist a picture of Yanyan. She was in a red dress with cute smile on her face. Chen said on August 21st that Yanyan would be 3 years old. They were going to take her to take some new pictures in order to celebrate her birthday. But the day will never come now.
"Yanyan only went to this kindergarten last month because they had just moved" Chen said sadly.
The driver Yang and teacher Wang are now held in criminal detention by the police. A special Accident Care-taking Arrangement Group is taking care of this issue.
A 3 year-old boy was left in the kindergarten bus for 6 hours by the driver in May 29, 2007 in Feidong. The temperature was as high as 40 degrees that day. He was also dead after rescue effort.
A 5 year-old kid died in the school bus for similar reason on August 8, 2007 in Jinan.
A 1 year and 8 months boy was suffocated to death in the school bus on August 20, 2007 in Foshan. His teacher also forgot to take him out from the bus.