The Malta Independent 22 July 2019, Monday

Four-year-old girl dies after being left in a car in the sun

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 09:51 Last update: about 12 days ago

A four-year-old Croatian girl died after being left in the car beneath the scorching sun for a few hours, Italian media report.

The incident took place in Rovinj, on the Istria peninsula.

Her father had been called to an emergency at work and, since there was no other adult available to take care of the girl while he was away, he took her to the office with him.

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Thinking that his work issues would have been resolved quickly, he left his daughter in the car.

But it took him a couple of hours before he could return to the vehicle, where he found his daughter unconscious.

The girl was taken to a hospital where she died on Tuesday.

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