Child found dead on minibus in Cairns | ABC News

A three-year-old boy has been found dead on a childcare centre’s minibus at Edmonton in the south of Cairns.

Queensland Police said the driver discovered the child’s body inside the Goodstart Early Learning vehicle, which was parked out the front of Hambledon State School on Stokes Street, at 3:15pm today.

Police said the boy was picked up from his home by the minibus this morning, but could not confirm if he had been left in the vehicle throughout the day.

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