Baby dies after being left in car

Paramedics unable to revive 5-month-old; incident is second such tragedy since beginning of month

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A 5-month-old baby died on Sunday afternoon after being left in a car for several hours in the West Bank settlement of Shiloh. It was the second such tragedy since the beginning of July.

Paramedics from Magen David Adom were forced to pronounce the infant dead at the scene.

Initial reports indicated that the father, who worked the overnight shift as a security guard, apparently forgot about the baby after dropping his older daughter at her day care. He then went home and slept for seven hours, and only when he awoke did he remember the infant.

Temperatures in the area reached 88 degrees Fahrenheit (31 Celsius) on Sunday, according to the Meteotech weather service.

At the beginning of the month a 9-month-old girl died after she was left in a parked car in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan.

The initial police investigation revealed that the father forgot to take his baby to daycare after dropping her siblings off at their daily activities.

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