A two-year-old boy has died of a heart attack, caused by croup, shortly after arriving in Sydney on an international flight from Thailand, police say.Aiden has had croup on a number of occasions. It's a very distressing condition. To have your kid die of it would be horrendous.
An ambulance spokesman said the boy had croup, a respiratory disease that leads to continued coughing that affects toddlers.
The boy fell ill during a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok, which landed about 9.30pm yesterday.
An ambulance was called at 9.35pm and arrived at 9.41pm, a spokesman said.
The boy was taken to Sydney Children's Hospital at Randwick and later died.
A spokeswoman for the hospital said he was "pretty close to death" when he arrived.
The boy's family are not Australian citizens but are living here, a spokeswoman for the Swedish embassy in Canberra said. - SMH
Why Creepy? Last night Aiden woke us up with croup. We had some steroids so he was okay after a while.