Forgotten by father, child dies in locked car

Abu Dhabi, July 11 (IANS) A four-year-old boy died of suffocation and high temperature after his father locked him inside his car and forgot about him in United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said on Saturday.

On Friday evening, the child returned home with his father and he thought his son had already gotten off the car and locked it. The car was parked in front of their house located in Al Ramsa area in Sharjah.

The police later claimed they found the boy in car, motionless. He was taken to Al Qasimi Hospital in Al Khezami where he was pronounced dead, Khaleej Times reported.

The Sharjah Police recently warned parents against leaving children locked in cars with the engines running. A top official said leaving children locked in cars even for five minutes in the sweltering heat can lead to suffocation, and could prove fatal.

Last year, more than five such cases were reported in Sharjah alone.

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