Matheus Felipe Rocha Santos


Age: 5

student at the Innocent Children's People Municipal Education Centre in the remote town of Janauba in southeastern Brazil who had been hospitalized in critical condition from severe burns that covered 50 percent of his body suffered 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 four children at the scene along with four more children, a teacher and the assailant himself died after being taken to the hospital and left 40 others injured as the blaze spread through the nursery inside a locked classroom where dozens of children between the ages 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: Burns sustained in a suspected arson attack

Born: September 27, 2012

Died: October 9, 2017

Belo Horizonte, Brazil