Third possible hot car death in Australia

A 5-year-old girl found in a car parked in the driveway of a home in New South Wales' Hunter region last week in searing weather has died in hospital.

The child was placed in an induced coma after being found unresponsive in the vehicle outside the Tanilba Bay house, in Port Stephens, about 4.30pm on Tuesday.

She died on Sunday morning, police said.

Temperatures hit 35C in the area on Tuesday afternoon.

Last weekend, two sisters - aged one and two - died inside a station wagon parked across the front yard of a family home in Logan, south of Brisbane.

Their mother, 27-year-old Kerri-Ann Conley, was charged with two counts of murder.

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