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2 facing charges after 16-month-old left in hot van

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EAST WINDSOR -

(AP) - Police say the mother and uncle of a 16-month-old girl are facing charges after the child was left inside a hot car in Connecticut.

Officers were called to an East Windsor Walmart Monday evening after a passerby saw the baby in a vehicle with the windows up.

First responders were able to get the child out and take her to a nearby hospital for evaluation. Police say the girl was distressed and sweating, but she appeared to be unharmed.

Police were on the scene when the 22-year-old mother and 30-year-old uncle returned. The two told officers they forgot the child was in the car.

Both are facing charges that include risk of injury to a child, leaving a child unsupervised in a motor vehicle and reckless endangerment.

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