4-month-old baby left alone in boiling car

2012-11-07 16:18
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Johannesburg - Police rescued a 4-month-old baby who had been left alone in a car parked in the sun in Springs, Ekurhuleni on Wednesday, paramedics said.

A passerby noticed the child in the car in a parking lot and called the police, Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

"[They] had to break the window to remove the child," said Botha.

Paramedics were called and found the baby girl in a serious condition due to the severe heat - the temperature had risen to higher than 30°C.

"After rehydrating the infant, we transported her to a nearby hospital."

Police spokesperson Captain Johannes Ramphora said the child's mother was arrested and would face a charge of child neglect.

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