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Police are considering charging the head of a day care in southwestern Japan with professional negligence resulting in death after a 5-year-old boy died when he was left aboard a school bus for several hours in intense heat, investigative sources have said.

The boy, Toma Kurakake, was found unconscious in a locked school bus on Thursday evening and later pronounced dead at a hospital. Autopsy results show he died of heatstroke, the police said.

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