A four-year-old girl is dead after she reportedly ended up getting locked up in a school bus in roughly 104°F heat after personnel forgot she was inside.

She was identified as Minsa Maryam Jacob, believed to have suffocated to death inside the bus. The four-year-old allegedly dozed off in Doha, Qatar and the staff at the Springfield Kindergarten in Al Wakrah forgot that she was inside.

At the time, Jacob did not get out of the bus and the staff was unaware of locking the child inside the vehicle.

It was only later in the afternoon that they found the four-year-old unconscious as the bus was set to take the students back home.

Paramedics rushed to the scene and brought the four-year-old child to the hospital. Unfortunately, efforts to try and revive Jacob failed.

It was unclear what the temperature was during that day. However, there were suggestions that the temperature was between around 96.8 and 109.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature tends to get higher inside a vehicle left under the sun.

The parents of Minsa, Kochuparambil Abhilash Chacko and Soumya who hail from Kerala, India, reported the incident to the police. They also have another daughter and are now seeking justice for the death of Minsa.

Qatar’s education department has ensured to slap "the maximum punishment" possible on those responsible.

"The Ministry of Education and Higher Education mourns the death of a kindergarten student at a private school. The Ministry, in cooperation with the respective authorities, have started an investigation into the incident," the department said in a tweet.

"The Ministry, as well as the respective authorities, will take the necessary measures as well as the maximum punishment against the aggressors with regards to regulations and according to the results of the ongoing investigation," they added.

A 4-year-old girl has been reported dead on her birthday after she was allegedly left alone in a locked school bus for several hours in Al Wakrah in Qatar on Sunday, Sept. 11. This is a representational image. Winternet/Pixabay

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