Toddler in coma after six hours in van

Toddler in coma after six hours in van

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A two-year-old boy remained in a coma yesterday, three days after he was left alone for six hours in a scorching hot van.

Thanakit "Nong Kongbin" Yodmanee is being treated in the paediatric intensive care unit at Maharaj Nakhon Si Thammarat Hospital.

The boy's mother, Suwaphat Chaiyatham, 26, said the van from Wat Srimaram childcare development centre in tambon Kathun picked her son up from their home on Tuesday morning.

That afternoon, his teacher told her he was not in class. Ms Suwaphat rushed to the centre and was told he had been forgotten and left in the van for most of the hot day.

A doctor said the boy's vital organs were not functioning. The boy's father, Thawatchai Yodmanee, has filed a police complaint, naming the acting head of the childcare centre.

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