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Toddler dies after being left in hot car in Burnaby (Dr. Erik Swartz, PHC)

A toddler was taken to hospital after being found unconscious in a hot car in Burnaby, B.C., but could not be saved. (Photo courtesy of Jason Chau/CBC News)
A toddler was taken to hospital after being found unconscious in a hot car in Burnaby.

A toddler has died after being left alone in a car for hours in Burnaby, B.C., a city immediately east of Vancouver.

Burnaby RCMP say the 16-month-old boy was discovered unconscious in a vehicle parked at Inman Avenue and Kingsway at about 5:45 p.m. PT on Thursday near Metrotown, a dense commercial and residential area of Burnaby.

The boy was taken to hospital, but could not be saved.

Dr. Erik Swartz, Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care’s head of pediatrics, explained that young children are particularly susceptible to overheating.

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