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An 8-year-old boy has died after opening the emergency door of a Little Rock School District bus and falling out, authorities say. The bus was barely moving, but he fell onto the pavement and hit his head.

According to Arkansas police, the child had just boarded the bus when he yelled for his mother. Police say the child went to the back of the bus where he opened the rear emergency door.

He was taken to Arkansas Children’s hospital where he died from a severe head injury.

The bus driver faces no charges in the accident, Little Rock Police Department spokesman Lt. Terry Hastingssaid .

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