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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 September 2018

Emirati toddler dies after being run over by school bus

The 18-month-old boy was allegedly hit by the bus while waiting for his siblings to return home from school

A toddler died after being run over by a school bus in Sharjah on Sunday.

The 18-month-old Emirati boy named Saeed had allegedly snuck out of his home in Al Tunaiji neighbourhood to wait for his siblings to return home from school.

The boy wandered onto the road and was hit by the bus at 2.45pm.

Police and ambulance services took the toddler to Al Dhaid Hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Saeed attended Al Bustan nursery where his mother also worked as an Arabic teacher.

On Sunday, Maitha Al Tunaiji, director of the nursery, said the boy was behind the bus and wasn't seen by the staff on board.

Investigations are under way into the circumstances of the incident.

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