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A three year-old child has died in a hot parked car in the southern city of Beer Sheva.

Magen David Adom sources told Arutz Sheva that the child was found unconscious, not breathing and in critical condition. According to later reports, the child had climbed into the car on his own and got stuck. The car belongs to a member of the staff of the local immigrant absorption center, not to the child's family. 

The child was rushed to Soroka Medical Centre after receiving first aid at the scene, but passed away soon after.

This case is the most recent in a string of incidents in which children were left in cars in Israel during the summer months.

Last Thursday a 7 year-old child was forced to escape the car he was in after being left in the heat for 2 hours in Tel Aviv. Passersby contacted the father, who rushed his son to hospital.

Recently, 14-month-old twins were left in a parked car in Nazareth, and an 8-month-old baby was left for 20 minutes in a car after witnesses spotted her. In both incidences the babies were rescued.

Earlier this summer, a five-month-old infant died after she was forgotten in a vehicle in the village of Shilo, about 45 minutes north of Jerusalem. Only a day later another child amid similar circumstances in the neighboring village of Dolev. 

A similar incident occurred when a nine-month-old baby was found unconscious and later pronounced dead after having been left for several hours in a vehicle in Ramat Gan.