Boy, 3, dies in hot car parked outside Lubavitch Jewish center near Miami

A 3-year-old boy has died after being left in a car outside a South Florida preschool where both his parents are staff members, US police say.

The child is one of several siblings who attend Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami Gardens, the Miami Herald reports.

Temperatures outside were in the mid-30s Celsius (mid-90s Fahrenheit). The unresponsive child was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The boy’s father was being interviewed by police as of last night, the Herald reports.

“This tragedy hits close to home, and many in our school community have been affected by it. No words can capture the heartbreak and sadness we feel,” Rabbi Benzion Korf, the center’s dean, says in a short statement.

Korf says a therapist and grief counselor will be available for staff and students at the center today.

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