A 10-year-old boy tragically died after being trapped under an elevator at a school in Australia. Emergency services rushed to the scene in Wahroonga following reports of a child in distress. The event unfolded at St. Lucy’s School for Students with Disabilities, as per The Sydney Morning Herald.
“Officers attached to Kuring-Gai Police Area Command arrived to find a ten-year-old boy trapped under a lift,” read the statement by the New South Wales Police. “Fire and Rescue NSW attempted to remove the boy however he died at the scene.”
The school confirmed the boy’s death
In a Facebook post shared on Wednesday, St. Lucy’s school confirmed the boy’s tragic passing. “St Lucy’s School is very sad to confirm the tragic death of one of our students,” the school’s statement read. “We are cooperating with investigating police. ”
“The school will be closed to students until further notice,” they added. ”We ask for privacy and space for our students, families and staff to grief at this difficult time as we remember our beautiful student.”
The school’s principal identified the victim
In a statement by New South Wales Police, a crime scene has been established, and a recovery operation is currently in progress, as per People. St. Lucy’s School’s principal, David Raphael, identified the victim as Sanad Shahriar and sent a letter to the child’s parents on Friday, per The Sydney Morning Herald.
“It is with sadness that I can inform you of the passing of Sanad Shahriar,” Raphael said. “We understand that this is distressing news. The school is in the process of preparing information for you to use with your child to help them understand the passing of Sanad.”
Sanad was only 10 years old
The Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology alumni group also paid tribute to the young boy in a Facebook post. “With extremely heavy heart I am announcing the only son (10 years) of our Buetian brother Hasan Shahriar (EEE’96) has passed away in an incident in the school this Wednesday,” read the post. “Please pray for the sweet little Sanad and Hasan Shahriar and Dr Yasmin.”