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Police are investigating the circumstances which led to the death of a four-month-old baby from Siparuta Village, Upper Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), who died suddenly after she went to sleep. The incident was reported at about 11:15h on Wednesday.
Her 33-year-old father told Police that his child was having difficulty breathing moments before she fell asleep. About 15 minutes after, the logger discovered that she was not breathing.
The child was taken to the Skeldon Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Investigations are continuing.
On February 9, a two-year-old of Barima Kariabo, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), began suffering from a high fever. On February 13, the child’s condition worsened, and the toddler became motionless.
He was rushed to the Barima Kariabo Health Centre and then to the Mabaruma Hospital. The child was seen by a doctor, who pronounced him dead on arrival. A post mortem examination later revealed the cause of death as pneumonia.