Qatar: Ministry mourns death of kindergarten student

GT: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education mourns the death of a student in a private kindergarten, and the Ministry, in cooperation with the competent authorities, has begun an investigation into the incident.


The Ministry, along with the competent authorities, based on the results of the investigation, will take the most severe penalties against negligence in accordance with the applicable regulations in this regard.

It also affirms its keenness to adhere to the highest quality security and safety standards for our students, and not to tolerate any shortcomings in this regard. 


The Ministry extends its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased student.

A four-year-old expatriate girl died today after she got stuck inside the school bus in the morning.

As per the friends close to the family, Minsa Mariam Jacob, a KG 1 student of Springfield Kindergarten Al Wakrah, slept off on her way to school and the bus staff didn’t notice that the student had not got down along with others.


The locked bus was parked in the open without anyone realising the child’s presence inside.

The bus staff noticed the child only when they returned to the bus at 11:30 am to resume duty. The child was rushed to the hospital, but her life could not be saved. An official report on the cause of death is awaited.

Efforts to contact the school authorities proved futile till the time of writing the report.


Minsa, second daughter of Abhilash Chacko and Sowmya Chacko, from the south Indian state of Kerala, met with the sad fate as she marked her fourth birthday today. According to friends of the bereaved family they are hoping to take the body to their home country after completing all the procedures in the coming days.

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