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After the recent death of a little boy who drowned in the backyard pool of a Perth daycare centre, this latest sad news of a five month old found dead at a Brisbane Centre is very chilling and makes us question childcare regulations.

Police were called to a centre in Brisbane’s south on Wednesday after Paramedics  spent 35 minutes working on the baby but were unable to revive him, 7News reported.

A search of the centre also found six children locked inside rooms.

‘When police were looking through the premises generally to check on his [the baby’s] condition they found some locked doors,’ Inspector Steve Flori said.

‘When those doors have been opened they have actually found children in some of the rooms.

‘All seemed healthy, some seemed distressed.’

Andy Chien, a parent who arrived to collect his child, did not hear of the tragedy until later in the afternoon.

‘I have lots of question marks. I just still can’t believe what’s going on here,’ Mr Chien said.

‘That’s a big concern and police just told me, don’t send your kids to here anymore.’

The Department of Child Safety and police are investigating the death of the baby as well as how the children became locked in the rooms and how the centre operates.

A Queensland police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia investigations were ongoing in relation to ‘all aspects’ of the incident.

She also confirmed police were treating the child’s death as not suspicious.

Shocking news, our thoughts are with the little boys family.

Share your thoughts below.

Image via 7NEWS
  • This is just devastating, so terribly sad.

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  • How can this happen? A parents worst nightmare. You send them to daycare because you have to and then for this to happen is just tragic. RIP Angel and my thoughts are with the family.

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  • This definatly needs to be looked into and shy were children locked up in rooms

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  • Very sad, the whole centre, staff and management need to take responsibility and investigated.

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  • Heartbreaking for the family of this little boy. My baby is only 3 months old and the thought of putting her into day care has been quite mixed. i really dont want to have to do it. But this is the dilemma that families face these days – living on one income is tough. Sometimes the choice is taken away from you. I am pretty sure I don’t want to put her in childcare now :(

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  • wow how could this happen? then they also locked up kids? what the heck! this is crazy! where are the normal people in the world? how can any staff member stand by and think that this behaviour was ok?

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  • What a sad story, complacency should not exist.

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  • I can’t understand how this sort of thing happens these days with so many rules, regs and checking. I feel for the family. Very sad.

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  • It does make the heart sink this sort of story, horrible.

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  • I walked into my child’s day care centre one morning to drop off my kids and there was a child walking around the outside play area by herself. Lucky she didn’t follow anyone out onto the street.
    We really do trust these people with our kids lives.

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  • This made me so sad to read. This is just heartbreaking for everyone involved.

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  • This is a terrible tragedy. Should never happen There needs to be stricter rules and regulations put on day care centres and more policing. Heartbreaking.

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  • How horrific for the family of the child.. I have my child on a waiting list for a daycare centre but I know this one to be safe. If it wasn’t it would have been shut down long ago.

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  • sincere condolences to the family, maybe the children were locked away from the distressing death? until we know all the facts its not our place to speculate.

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  • Here’s hoping that more is done to this child centre – further investigation should probably remove it’s licence.

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