A three year old girl has died after her Moscow nursery left her outside for two hours after her lunch break, and left her exposed to -5c temperatures. Zakhra Rzayeva was found behind a high pile snow in the playground of her school and though the school deny any wrongdoing eye witnesses insist the reason the girl passed away is due to the inattentive teachers. The girls parents are said to be devastated, and a friend of the family spoke to news outlets to say ‘God forbid any parent has to go through this’. A source at the kindergarten refused to go into details but said the child was found lying in the snow and staff had tried unsuccessfully to revive her.
Russia’s Investigative Committee is looking into the tragic death, and though it’s not yet understood how she passed away there are suggestions it might not be the first time she was left outside too long at the play group. The source close to the family claimed that the child had not been feeling well earlier that same week “Three days ago the girl's mother noticed something strange with her daughter, her lips were swollen. She liked going to the kindergarten but the she started saying she was afraid because of some teachers. Today the teacher was one of two who the girl was afraid of.” Full details should soon emerge after detectives begin their work.
The news comes after a spate of dog deaths from extreme weather conditions in Kazakhstan and Russia.Videos have have shown animals frozen in snow and ice after temperatures fell to -56c. A hare and a dog were found to have passed away in the bitter conditions, the hare was trapped while climbing through a fence and the dog got stuck wading through a field presumably looking for safety. Villagers had stepped in to free the bodies and lay them to rest with more respect, but there are expected to be many more deaths from the extreme weather after a thermometer recorded temperatures of -62c in a village in neighbouring Russia.