Juan Pablo Cruz dos Santos


Age: 4

student at the Innocent Children's People Municipal Education Centre in the remote town of Janauba in southeastern Brazil who was one of the six schoolchildren burned to death in a horrific October 5 arson attack known as the Janauba Tragedy after a mentally-ill security guard doused gasoline on several children, employees and himself, then ignited the fuel and allegedly set the daycare center on fire, killing a teacher and the assailant himself after being taken to the hospital and left 40 others injured around 40 as the blaze spread through the nursery inside a locked classroom where dozens of children between the ages of 3 and 7 were taking part in normal school activities in an attack which has horrified the nation, in which investigators said the perpetrator had planned the attack as they found gallons of fuel at his home, but the motive of the attack remains unclear.

Cause of Death: Burned to death in a suspected arson attack

Born: September 9, 2013

Died: October 5, 2017

Janauba, Brazil