Israeli Boy, 4 , Found Dead After Locked for Hours in Teacher's Car

The boy apparently fell asleep and was forgotten in his teacher's car in the ultra-Orthodox settlement of Modi'in Illit.

A four-year-old boy was found on Thursday afternoon dead in a car in the ultra-Orthodox settlement Modi'in Illit after was apparently forgotten in the locked vehicle for several hours.

Initial investigation indicates that the boy was collected Thursday morning from his home by his Talmud teacher, who usually drives neighboring children attending his classes.

The teacher apparently failed to notice one of the boys was left in the car. Only at about 1 P.M. he went back to his car and saw the boy lying lifeless.

After a physician pronounced the boy's death, police forces arrived on scene and opened an investigation.

Moshe Zaidel, a medic with the emergency medical service organization "United Hatzalah" said: "Upon arrival on scene we saw a boy lying next to the vehicle. Passers-by told us the boy was left in the teacher's car."

Apparently, Zaidel said, the boy fell asleep during the car ride and was left in the vehicle, and only hours later the teacher took the boy out of the "burning hot" car, while calling rescue services.