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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

Girl dies after being left in car for 6 hours in Abu Dhabi

Police called on all parents not to leave their children in vehicles, even temporarily 

A girl died of suffocation in Abu Dhabi after being forgotten in a parked car for six hours.

Police offered their condolences to the family of the six-year-old Emirati and called on all parents not to leave children alone in vehicles even with the air-conditioning switched on.

Children should be taken along with the parents even if only stepping out for a few minutes, police said.

*This story has been amended since publication to reflect the girl's correct nationality.