Charges laid after girl, 3, found dead in car

Australian Associated Press
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Two people have been charged with manslaughter after a three-year-old girl was found dead in a car in Townsville.

“Police were notified at around 3.30pm this afternoon when a 37-year-old Burdell woman and 29-year-old Burdell man took the girl to the Townsville University Hospital,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

“Preliminary investigations indicate the young child was left inside a locked vehicle for most of the day.”

The Townsville University Hospital
A woman is understood to have arrived at The Townsville University Hospital with the deceased child in the car. Source: Google Maps

The man and woman will appear before the Townsville Magistrates Court tomorrow while the investigation continues.

A Queensland Health spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia that they did not have a comment and the matter was being handled by police.

Queensland is currently in the grips of a heatwave with Townsville reaching 32.8C on Friday.

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