Twin babies have been found dead after they were ‘accidentallyâ left in a car on a hot day.Â
The boy and girl, just five months old, were left inside an SUV in Chesterfield, Virginia.
The twins had suffered cardiac arrest and were rushed to nearby Chippenham Hospital on Thursday.
They were pronounced dead shortly after, Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
Chesterfield Police Maj. Frank Carpenter said the force believe it was an accident.
He said: ‘It wasnât intentional. We believe it was truly an accident.â
Mr Carpenter did not say how long the babies had been in the vehicle or how hot it was inside the car but said an investigation has been launched.
‘I canât share that right now because itâs still a pending investigation,â he said.
The children were both hospitalized after being found in cardiac arrest around 2.30pm on Friday nearÂ the The Masionette Apartments on the 2400 block of Alfalfa Lane where the family resides.
NeighbourÂ Donna Gusti told CBS affiliate WFTV 6: ‘Itâs tragic what happened, I donât even know how to help them with their pain.
‘It was certainly not an intentionally negligent act, it was a horrific mistake that can never be erased.â
Another neighbour told WRIC that the twinsâ mother had called to wake up the babiesâ father so he could come pick her up from work.
‘Thatâs when he found the babies in the car,â they said.
Police are currently awaiting autopsy results from the medical examinerâs office.