| 18.02,20. 06:49 PM |
Child found dead on bus in Cairns
Photo: Police remain at the scene where the boy was found. (ABC News: Mark Rigby)
A three-year-old boy has been found dead on a minibus at Edmonton in the south of Cairns.
Queensland Police say he was discovered inside the vehicle, which was parked out the front of Hambledon State School on Stokes Street, at 3:15pm today.
Detectives from the Child Protection Investigation Unit in Cairns are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and remained at the scene.
"We're just trying to work out exactly what's happened between now and when he should have been delivered to the day care centre," Detective Inspector Jason Smith told Channel Nine.
"The death of any child is an awful thing, which is why it is so important for us to get to the bottom of this," he said.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.