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Parents fined for leaving 3 children in car on a hot day

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Zakhir Khan and his wife left their three children inside a car on a 28 degree day in Sydney.

7 New reported that three children were left inside a car by their parents on a 28 degree day in Sydney.

Zakhir Khan and his wife left their three children inside a car on a hot day.

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Their lawyer Hijaz Khan told media that “Of course they are remorseful. They shouldn’t have done that but unfortunately it happened.”

The court was told that parents were shopping.

A passer-by alerted the police hearing a baby cry.

The car was in direct sunlight and children within it left unattended.

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On a typical Australian summer day, the temperature inside a parked car can be as much as 30-40 degrees hotter than the outside.

For example, on a 30-degree day the temperature inside the car could be as high as 70 degrees.

Because of heat Hyperthermia, dehydration and asphyxia can all lead to death.

If you see a distressed child in a parked car with no parent around, call 000.

In many states of Australia such as Victoria, it is illegal to leave a child unattended in a vehicle under.

A person who leaves any child or young person in a motor vehicle without proper supervision for is guilty of an offence.

The penalties for leaving a child unattended in a car includes - a fine or a maximum of 6 months jail.

Keeping in mind that the children were vulnerable and put at risk the magistrate didn’t considered good behaviour bond for the parents.

Instead, the parents of the children have each received a $500 fine and a criminal record.