Two-year-old Maryan Kamal died yesterday after getting trapped in the family car she was playing in. Her mother, Khadija, found her after an hour. The mother of six lost track of the children when she was putting groceries away.
Ms Kamal, 35, and her eldest daughter tried to revive Maryan while waiting for the ambulance to arrive, but to no avail. She had no pulse when paramedics arrived. After working on the child for 50 minutes she was rushed to hospital.
Detective Sergeant Mark Guthrie said that the car door may have been left open after shopping and the child crawled in. The doors were closed but not locked and the windows were up. The car was parked in the back yard where there was no shade.