The seven-month-old Emirati girl was forgotten about by her family and she died two days later in hospital of suffocation and heat exhaustion.

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ABU DAHBI // A seven-month-old Emirati girl has died of suffocation and heat exhaustion after being left in a car by her family.

Police in Ruwais, in the Western Region, were alerted to the incident at 9.30pm on Tuesday night but the baby died at Ruwais Hospital on Thursday.

Colonel Ojeil Ali Abdullah Al Junaibi, director of Western Region Police said the recurrence of such incidents despite continuous warnings was deeply distressing.

He stressed to parents the importance of always being mindful of where children are and said protecting children was a key responsibility of parents.