A fully jabbed two-year-old boy has died “suddenly and mysteriously” at a daycare facility in Queensland, Australia.
Paramedics were called to the Little Gems Childcare and Early Learning Centre in Maryborough, on Wednesday after the toddler dropped dead in front of other children and staff.
Though police are not treating the death as suspicious, they say the cause of the death is still unknown and investigations are still underway.
Dailymail.co.uk reports: One mother who arrived at the centre to pick up her daughter about 5.30pm on Wednesday told the Courier Mail tearful staff inside were ‘absolutely beside themselves’ as they came to terms with the tragedy.
‘I can’t help but feel tremendous pain for the parents,’ she said.
‘Imagine dropping your child off to daycare and never seeing them again.’
The mother, who wanted to remain anonymous, told the publication her three-year-old daughter loved attending the day care centre and each of the staff.
She said staff would feel like ‘they’ve lost a child too’ after nurturing each child and ‘really taking care of the kids’.
The centre closed on Wednesday, with the children sent home early, and will remain shut on Thursday.
A bunch of flowers has been left at the scene.