Ruan Miguel Soares Silva


Age: 4

student at the Innocent Children's People Municipal Education Centre in the remote town of Janauba in the Minas Gerias state 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 over several children on a daycare center with flammable alcohol and allegedly set the facility on fire, then set himself alight at the scene and injured around 40 other people inside a locked classroom where dozens of children between the ages of 3 and 7 were taking part in normal school activities as the blaze spread through the nursery 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: June 29, 2013

Died: October 5, 2017

Janauba, Brazil