Twin eighteen-month-old boys were taken to Emek Medical Center in Afula on
Wednesday after they were left alone by their mother in her car in Nazareth. She
said she had gone off without them “for short time.”
The children, who
live in Kafr Kana, fainted from the intense heat. A municipal inspector noticed
them and called the police, who extracted them in time to save their
According to Beterem, between 2008 and 2012, a total of 192 cases
of children being left alone in cars were reported. Eight of them died. Last
month alone, two children died from hyperthermia after being left unattended in
their parents’ cars.
The twins were reported to be in good condition.