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Young Boy In Critical Condition After Being Found In Hot Car

An eight-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after being found unresponsive in a car as the temperature in Melbourne hit 32C.

Firefighters were called about 2.40pm on Monday after reports of a child trapped in a vehicle.

Minutes later, one of the youngster's parents found him in the vehicle, believed to be a black mini-van.

The boy was taken to Royal Children's Hospital and is in a critical condition.

"It is unclear ... how the boy came to be in the car however the incident is not believed to be suspicious," police said in a statement.


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