Girl, 3, fights for life after being left inside 50C bus for SEVEN hours
A YOUNG girl is fighting for her life after she was left inside a 50C bus for seven hours.
The three-year-old was reportedly found locked in a van at the Le Smileys Early Learning Centre in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.
Paramedics were called to the centre at about 2.50pm local time where they treated the seriously-ill youngster.
Queensland Ambulance confirmed the girl was “unconscious” when they found her and is now in a critical condition in Rockhampton Hospital.
Her parents are at the hospital.
“‘The girl was located on a bus out the front of a school on Lucas Street [and] was transported in a critical condition to Rockhampton Hospital,” they said on social media.
According to a local report, the girl had been on the bus since 9.30am.
Temps in Rockhampton reached 29C on Wednesday.
A vehicle in 29C temperatures for more than an hour brings it to over 50C, according to a heat calculator.
Cops are understood to be interviewing staff at the centre and are inspecting a white minivan.
Queensland Ambulance Service paramedic Jason Thompson was at the scene when the girl was found.
“I get goosebumps just as I speak about it now,” he told ABC news.
“When a child is sick, it’s traumatic, and when one is as critical and unconscious, your heart goes out to them,” he said.