A TODDLER was tragically killed after he was hit by his big brother’s school bus as he ran out into the road.
Nicollas Gomes de Oliveira, two, let go of his mum’s hand and stepped into the path of the oncoming bus in Nova Crixas, Brazil.
The youngster’s distraught mum told the cops she had been taking Nicollas’ five-year-old brother to catch the school bus on Tuesday.
She said little Nicollas had let go of her hand while they were walking on the pavement and raced out into the road as the vehicle was approaching.
The bus was unable to stop in time and the mum watched on in horror as the driver tragically hit her son.
Cops said some 15 kids were on board at the time and no one else was injured.
Authorities questioned the driver and took his driving license – but it’s understood he was not arrested.
It was not clear if a blood alcohol sample was taken.
Cops are investigating the tragic death, TV Anhanguera reports.
It comes just days after another youngster in Brazil died after plunging into a septic tank while playing with his pals.
Tragic Levy William Nascimento took a fatal tumble at a wastewater treatment plant in Manaus, Amazonas state.
The five-year-old had been playing with two friends at the closed Avelino Pereira Complex on Saturday after sneaking inside.
He is believed to have been on top of the cover of the septic tank when it caved in, sending him plummeting into the chamber.
According to the Fire Department, little Levy survived the substantial fall but terrifyingly got his arm tapped inside a suction pump.
He was left stuck inside the septic tank as the water started to rise, while frantic locals rushed to help.
Levy’s lifeless body was rescued from the container some five hours after his fall after the rescue mission continued into the night.
The tot’s cause of death was recorded as drowning.