A four-year-old girl died after her parents left her in a hot car while attending her aunt’s funeral in Iran, local authorities say.
The child, named only Sadia, was driving with her family to the service in the town of Ramhormoz, while outside temperatures reached 49 ° C.
They would leave her in the car after noticing that she had fallen asleep on arrival.
She would have stayed inside the entire service and was subsequently found unconscious.
The temperature inside is thought to have reached 76 ° C, which is high enough to cook chicken.
According to estimates based on data collected by the Stanford University School of Medicine, the interior of a car parked in direct sunlight at 49 ° C would be 60 ° C in just over 10 minutes, and 68 ° C in half an hour.
The interior temperature of a car typically runs at 4.5 ° C within an hour, regardless of the weather, and will heat up rapidly in sunlight, even in colder climates such as that of the United Kingdom.
According to local media, the girl’s parents ‘forgot’ her because of the stress of the funeral.
The head of Ramhormoz’s forensic department, Dr Gholamreza Haidarnejad, said the child died of heat stroke and suffocation, complicated by stress.
Her parents are receiving counseling, but a police investigation is underway.
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Girl, 4, dies 'after parents leave her in a car heated to 76 ° C'
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