Boy, 1, is dead and three other children including baby girl are hospitalized after ‘eating FENTANYL’ at Bronx daycare center
- The unnamed child died on Friday afternoon at Divino Nino Daycare on 2707 Morris Avenue in Kingsbridge
- Three other children have been hospitalized but are expected to survive
A one-year-old boy has died and three other children have been hospitalized after an incident at a New York daycare on Friday.
The as yet unnamed child was pronounced dead at Divino Nino Daycare on 2707 Morris Avenue in Kingsbridge on Friday afternoon.
The cause of the death and severe illness has not yet been identified though a potential line of inquiry is that the children ‘ingested fentanyl’ sources told the New York Post.
The children reportedly ate around 1 p.m. and took a nap but when it was time to wake up at 2:30 p.m., several were unresponsive, ABC News reported.
A two-year-old boy and a girl between seven and nine months old were taken to Montefiore Medical Center. A fourth child was taken to Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
The other children are expected to survive, authorities said Friday.
Firefighters and police responded to the scene and entered the daycare wearing a breathing apparatus as initially crews believed they were responding to a carbon monoxide leak.
This theory has since been dismissed as a cause, and a contamination tent cold be seen outside the daycare on Friday afternoon.
The daycare, which caters to children between six weeks and twelve-years-old, opened just a few months ago, a neighbor told ABC news.
The daycare operates out of the basement of the building the woman lives in, the neighbor told the outlet.
A state inspection of the daycare just last week found no violations, records show.