Two charged over toddler's death in daycare minibus

Two people have been charged with manslaughter after a toddler was found dead inside a minibus near Cairns.

Police say the three-year-old boy was picked up to attend a local daycare centre from a home in Edmonton last Tuesday morning.

He was then allegedly left unattended inside the vehicle before he was found dead about 3.15pm.

A bus driver has been charged alongside a 34-year-old woman over the death of a child. Source: Today Show/ Nine Network

The alleged bus driver – a 45-year-old Bentley Park man – and a Manunda woman, 34, who was also on the bus, will face Cairns Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

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