A TODDLER has been found dead in a sweltering car after temperatures hit 34C.
Grief-stricken family members of the three-year-old child broke down at the scene after the tragic discovery in Sydney, Australia.
4A child, three, has been found dead inside a car in SydneyCredit: 9news4A man was seen at the scene with his head in his handsCredit: TNVPolice officers pulled the tot from the car after the owner raised the alarm around 3pm on Thursday.
Paramedics battled to save the youngster but they were pronounced dead at the scene, reports news.com.au.
It is unclear how long the child was left locked in the Toyota outside shops in Glenfield.
Cops say, however, they had been inside “throughout the day”.
The owner of the vehicle, a man, was known to the child, police say.
It is believed the man is the youngster’s dad.
Heartbreaking pictures from the scene show people sitting on the ground close to the car, with one man with his face in his hands.
Cops have now launched a probe.
A spokesman for NWS police said: “A crime scene has been established and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is underway.
“The man has been taken to Campbelltown Police Station where he is assisting police.”
Temperatures in the Glenfield area reached highs of 34C during the day.
4It is understood the child was left in the car ‘throughout the day’Credit: TNV4Cops have set up a crime scene and launched an investigationCredit: TNV
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