A child is dead after a poisoning incident in which a group of children consumed a toxic substance at a New York City day care facility.
Four children were found in an unresponsive state at the Divino Nino Day Care in the Bronx on Friday afternoon.
First responders initially believed they were dealing with a carbon monoxide leak, according to the U.S. Sun.
The unnamed child died on Friday afternoon at Divino Nino Daycare on 2707 Morris Avenue in Kingsbridge
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The children were administered the overdose drug Narcan after the poisoning.
The group included a 1-year-old boy, two 2-year-old boys and an 8-month-old girl.
The 1-year-old was declared dead at an area hospital after the group was taken to the facility for treatment.
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One woman who lives next door recounted a disturbing scene after the poisoning.
Mel Ramirez said a day care worker screamed for help and called out that the children had died, according to the Post.
“She was yelling for help. She was screaming and saying, ‘The kids are dead! The kids are dead!’ multiple times.”
Ramirez said she saw two children in an unresponsive state after hearing a day care worker in the midst of the scenario.
“They were just pale and unresponsive.”
Another neighbor, Anna Ortiz Irving, said the day care appeared to be a safe environment.
“It’s a legit day care. It’s brand new. Just a few kids, mostly babies. They’re such decent people.”
“I watched them fix the whole place up. It was beautiful, all according to city code. If I had a baby, I would send it there.”
The day care began operation in May, having passed an unannounced city inspection earlier this month, according to the Post.
Police executed a search warrant at the day care’s building on Friday night.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.