Tragedy as a young pupil is found dead in a playground next to primary school

  • Young child found dead at playground near Wanguri Primary School in Darwin
  • The child is believed to have died in the playground next to school last night 
  • Northern Territory Education Department has confirmed the tragic death 
  • The cause of death has not been identified as police continue to investigate 

A young child was found dead in a playground near Wanguri Primary School in Darwin.

The child is understood to have been a pupil at the primary school and to have died in the playground last night. 

Northern Territory Education Department confirmed the tragedy.

The cause of death has not been identified as police continue to investigate the matter. 

A young child was found dead in a playground near Wanguri Primary School (pictured) in Darwin

A young child was found dead in a playground near Wanguri Primary School (pictured) in Darwin

‘Northern Territory Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the non-suspicious death of a child in Wanguri,’ Major Crime Squad senior sergeant Matt Allen said in a statement.

‘Enquiries to date indicate that the death occurred as a result of misadventure. 

‘Investigations are continuing and a report will be prepared for the coroner.’ 

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