SHAH ALAM, Selangor: A 5-year-old girl in Malaysia died after being found unconscious in her mother’s car on Tuesday (Jan 30).
The car had been parked near the back door of Shah Alam Hospital.
Shah Alam district police chief ACP Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said that the police had been informed of the incident by a medical officer at the hospital at around 8pm the same day.
Authorities found that the child’s mother worked at the hospital and had left the girl in the car by accident. She had picked up her daughter at a nearby nursery at about 2pm and then returned to work.
“The girl was asleep in the car with the engine switched off. The child’s 34-year-old mother only realised the incident when her husband contacted her at 6pm,” said Mohd Iqbal.
“The victim was then taken to the Shah Alam Hospital Emergency Department in an unconscious state and was pronounced dead after efforts to revive her failed.”
He added that a post-mortem conducted on the child found no external or internal injuries.
Source: Channel News Asia