Child found dead in playground near primary school

A SMALL child has tragically died in a playground next to a primary school in Darwin.

The child’s body was reportedly found in a playground near Wanguri Primary School.

ABC Darwin reporter Elias Clure broke the story on Thursday afternoon.


The local reporter said the child is believed to have died on Wednesday night.

It is understood the child was a student at the school. Their age is not known.

Northern Territory Police Senior Sergeant Matt Allen told 7 News the child’s death was not being treated as suspicious, but rather as a case of “misadventure”.

The circumstances surrounding the incident and cause of death are not yet clear.

Northern Territory Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the child’s death and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

Detectives have spent the day examining the scene.

No further information was available at the time of writing.