Boy dies after accidentally locking himself in car boot

2019-06-07 14:46
Boy dies in car's boot. (Photo: CEN/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

Boy dies in car's boot. (Photo: CEN/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

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A young boy accidentally locked himself in the boot of a parked car and suffocated to death.

The family of the 7-year-old, whose name has not been released, reported him missing to police in Hua, China, on 5 June.

Authorities investigating his disappearance finally spotted him on CCTV cameras, which showed him playing near a white saloon in the car park outside the Royal Gardens residential area.

The boy can be seen wandering around a parked car and opening the boot.

The vehicle had apparently not been locked and its owner was not around either.

The youngster then climbs into the boot and accidentally locks himself inside after shutting the door.

The boy's lifeless body was reportedly discovered hours later.

According to reports, he was not breathing and was pronounced dead shortly after the discovery.

Temperatures in the province are said to have reached highs of 37°C and the child is thought to have suffocated to death.

Local police are still investigating the case and didn’t reveal whether the saloon owner could face any charges.

Source: Magazine Features

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