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Australian girl, 2, home alone with dead mom for five days

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I'm glad she was found before it was too late. Poor child :( I hope she has family that can look after her.

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That is some survivor.

RIP mother, I hope your daughter is left in good hands.

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Thank god she is so young she won't remember the majority of the horrors of it, if any. And of course, thankfully she was found before it was too late.

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Glad she was found safe and healthy. Most likely had a sugar overdose hope she recovers.

And as per JT tradition got to ask: Where was the father/family all this time? What did the government do and why no check-ups?

I read the worldwide news daily, this and stabbings, mothers killing their children seem to be the modern day norm globally. Heck the news from back home scare me daily.

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This is very, very sad and scary, feel very sorry for the dead mother and this little girl is lucky she was found alive.

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@It"S ME

at least the neighbors raised the alarm.

I hope the kid will be allright.

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What a pitiful scene it must have been! I saw something like that in movie or TV show once long ago. It was heartbreaking. The strange thing is, I have had that scene in my head these last few days. If I am psychic I wish I was more psychic so I could done something!

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Where was the father/family all this time? What did the government do and why no check-ups? Could be a single mom who lives alone with the kid. What check ups? Do you think the government has the time or money to do weekly check ups on everyone? Sounds more like a police state - of course, not think this is what you seriously are suggesting but if mom wasn't getting welfare checks, there were no previous issues, the government wouldn't check anything. Glad the neighbours raised the alarm. I think anyone in my building could die and be left for months since no one speaks to each other...

RIP mom and I hope that little girl has some other family who will love her and raise her.

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Latest News is saying that the little girl is okay and is expected to make a full recovery.

There are no suspicious circumstances in the mother's death.

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First question is usually where the father is. Anyway, bad things do happen spontaneously around the globe, but quite often something good comes out of it and this time a 2 year old survived the ordeal. I hope this does not cause any trauma for the little girl in the years to come and wish her all the best.

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My god, I can't even fathom what it must have been like for this poor child. My heart breaks just thinking about it. The only good thing I can think of from this is that the little girl is so young that she will likely forget the worst parts of all of this.

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tmarieAPR. 16, 2012 - 06:18PM JST Where was the father/family all this time? What did the government do and why no check-ups? Could be a single mom who lives alone with the kid. What check ups? Do you think the government has the time or money to do weekly check ups on everyone? Sounds more like a police state - of course, not think this is what you seriously are suggesting but if mom wasn't getting welfare checks, there were no previous issues, the government wouldn't check anything. Glad the neighbours raised the alarm. I think anyone in my building could die and be left for months since no one speaks to each other... RIP mom and I hope that little girl has some other family who will love her and raise her.

Why do I strongly suspect that if this had happened here in Japan instead of Australia and the little girl and her Mum would have been Japanese your comments wouldn't have been so sympathetic?

In fact, I imagine you would have used it as an opportunity to go off on another rant about how bad things are here compared to the rest of the world. Actually you kind of started to do that by saying " I think anyone in my building could die and be left for months since no one speaks to each other...", didn't you?

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Not at all. If an unknown health mom died and her kid was alone for a few days in Japan I would think the same thing. It is when weeks go by and no one notices when I comment. I guess you have a problem understanding the difference between a few days and months...

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In fact, I imagine you would have used it as an opportunity to go off on another rant about how bad things are here compared to the rest of the world.

i still would prefer to live in japan than most other places. there are definitely worse alternatives - e.g. ethiopia, nigeria, bangladesh, congos.

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