Man, woman charged with manslaughter after death of three-year-old boy inside Queensland minibus

A man and a woman have been charged with manslaughter after the death of a three-year-old boy inside a minibus at Edmonton in Queensland last Tuesday.

Police will allege the boy was collected from a Mount Sheridan address around 9am in order to attend a local daycare centre.

It’s alleged the boy was left inside the vehicle unattended for several hours before being located deceased on Stokes Street in Edmonton around 3.15pm.

The alleged driver of the bus, a 45-year-old Bentley Park man, and a 34-year-old female employee from Manunda who was also on the bus, have been charged with one count each of manslaughter.

They are due to face Cairns Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

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