Toddlers tragically die after climbing into hot car and locking themselves in

A family has been left devastated following the death of two young brothers who were trapped in a roasting car.

The toddlers had climbed into the hot car and became locked inside.

Brothers, Daniel Garcia, three, and Ivan Salazar Jr, one, have been identified by Shelby County Coroner’s Office.

The young duo climbed into the car over the weekend and suffered Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke, according to Coroner Lina Evans.

At around 3.30pm on Saturday, Shelby County authorities arrived at a house in Montevallo, Alabama, after their parents reported them missing.

The parents claimed the kids had been playing in their rooms but may have gone outside, reports AL.com.

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Eventually the frantic parents discovered the kids in the car, unresponsive.

They were rushed to Shelby Baptist Medical Center, but were later pronounced dead.

Temperatures had reached 32C that day, which would make it even hotter in the car at around 57C.

In a separate incident, last week a couple was arrested after leaving their three-year-old in a boiling hot car where he died.

Dakota Fowler, 20, and Brandi Burks, 22, are facing manslaughter charges over the death of their son Bentley Fowler in the small northwest Alabama town of Hodges.

The young parents had gone to bed at midnight on Saturday, and woke up the following afternoon to discover Bentley unresponsive in their car parked outside.

Temperatures on Sunday had peaked at 93F (34C) in the town. In that kind of heat, the temperature inside a parked vehicle can build to nearly 136F (60C) within an hour.

Paramedics were called to the family home but were unable to resuscitate the toddler. Bentley was declared dead at about 5pm, according to the Franklin County sheriff's office.

A post-mortem will establish the exact cause of his death.

Both Fowler and Burks were arrested and charged with manslaughter, a charge that could result in a 20-year prison sentence if they are found guilty.

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