11-month-old twins die in car after 'dad forgot them' in scorching 30C heat

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Eleven-month-old Maiza Rodriguez and Phoenix Rodriguez tragically died after their father left them in the Honda Accord while he went to work. 

Juan Rodriguez, 37, is thought to have gone to work at a New York City hospital and upon finishing his shift, drove a short distance before remembering the twins were still strapped in their car seats. 

According to the New York Times, the stricken father jumped out and screamed. 

Police were alerted to the incident by a member of public on Friday at around 4pm who said one of the babies wasn’t breathing. 

Sadly, by the time help arrived, both babies were dead. 

Temperatures in New York reached highs of 30C on Friday but temperatures as low as 16C can be fatal inside a closed car. 

Mr Rodriguez has since been charged with criminally negligent homicide and manslaughter for each child.

Last week a four-year-old girl died in Croatia after her dad allegedly left in a car in scorching 40C temperatures. 

Two twins have died after being left in a car while their father worked

FORGOT: The dad is alleged to have gone to work and forgot the kids were in the car (Pic: WCBS-TV)

Doctors fought for three days to save her life, but sadly she died on Tuesday.

The dad, 33, is alleged to have left his daughter sleeping in the car as he worked in his hair salon in the village of Rovinjsko Selo, according to local media.

He had reportedly only intended to spend 15 minutes inside but was caught up for two hours.

Reports said that workmen in the street realised that something was wrong with the girl, and the dad, whose identity has not been disclosed, immediately called emergency services.

CBS New York

CHARGED: Mr Rodriguez has since been charged (Pic: @CBSNewYork)

The girl was rushed to hospital suffering seizures, otherwise known as fever fits.

Tragically, she suffered brain and liver damage and was transferred to Rijeka’s Kantrida hospital in a critical condition.

A criminal report has been filed against the dad and he could face a prison sentence of between three and 15 years.

The girl’s distraught mum is said to be pregnant with the couple’s third child.

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