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5-year-old girl dies after being left in car at parking lot

Tragedy struck at Hospital Shah Alam as a five-year-old girl died after being unintentionally left in a car by her mother.

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MALAYSIA – A heart-wrenching incident unfolded at Hospital Shah Alam when a five-year-old girl tragically lost her life after being inadvertently left inside a car by her mother at Shah Alam Hospital’s parking lot.

The incident, which occurred on Tuesday (30 Jan) evening, has shaken the local community and prompted urgent reminders about child safety.

According to Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim, the police were alerted to the situation around 8.01 pm on Tuesday.

Investigations revealed that the mother, a hospital staff member, unintentionally left her daughter in the car after picking her up from a daycare center earlier that day.

“The victim was asleep when she was left in the car with the engine turned off,” stated ACP Mohd Iqbal in a release on Thursday (1 Feb).

The mother only became aware of the situation when contacted by her husband at approximately 6 pm the same day. Upon realization, the unconscious child was swiftly rushed to Hospital Shah Alam’s emergency department.

Despite the efforts of medical personnel, the young girl was pronounced dead while undergoing treatment.

Subsequently, a post-mortem was conducted on Wednesday (31 Jan) afternoon, with results pending further laboratory investigations. Remarkably, no external or internal injuries were discovered during the examination.

The case has been classified under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act, as confirmed by ACP Mohd Iqbal.

He also issued a reminder to the public, urging caregivers to exercise heightened vigilance after collecting children from schools or daycare centers to prevent such tragic accidents from occurring.

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