A baby girl has died in Ireland after being found in a car on the hottest day of the year. The seven-month-old had been airlifted to hospital from the village of Dundrum in County Tipperary.

Irish police said emergency services had responded to a 999 call after the child was found “unresponsive”. She was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Limerick but pronounced dead a short time later.

It is understood the baby was due to be dropped off at a creche on Thursday morning but did not arrive. Her father, who works in a local steelworks, is reported to have returned to his car after lunchtime. ┬áPolice, who described it as “a personal tragedy”, are liaising with the family. ┬áCouncillor Martin Browne said it had been “the hottest day of the year so far in the area”.

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