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Today is another hot day with the temperature expected to reach 39C again, as it did yesterday.The State is on bush fire alert and people have been advised to check on elderly neighbours for dehydration etc. A timely reminder.
Much to my disgust, several individuals were charged yesterday with leaving their children (including an infant in one case) locked in cars while they attended to shopping or other activities. What is it with some people? Children will perish in a matter of minutes when confined in a locked car at such incredible temperatures. Fortunately,quick thinking passers-by noticed the children and broke into the cars to release them before tragedy struck and they suffered varying degrees of dehydration and were hospitalised.There is no excuse for such stupidity and the individuals responsible deserve to face the full weight of the law, as well as having to attend a supervised intensive parenting course! Children are precious gifts not excess baggage to be left at will and collected when convenient.