Canadian boy dies after being 'left in hot vehicle'

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Houston, Texas

A two-year-old Canadian boy has died after being left in a sweltering sports utility vehicle (SUV) in Texas.

The boy was apparently forgotten inside the SUV amid confusion surrounding visits from relatives on Thursday, Harris County police said.

Relatives were visiting from France and adults' attention was focused on a child with autism, an official said.

The boy was found unresponsive after a shopping trip. Officials said they were unlikely to file charges.

The boy's father noticed him missing and after he was found relatives tried unsuccessfully to revive him, police told the Houston Chronicle newspaper.

The temperature in Harris County near the city of Houston was about 37C (99F) outdoors, and police said it was about 49C inside the vehicle.

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