TRAGEDY in France as a 14-month-old baby was found dead in their father's car at work after he reportedly "forgot" to drop his son off at nursery.
Police have launched an investigation after the young child was found dead on Wednesday afternoon in a car park at aeronautics company Safran in Bordes, southwest France.
The infant was left inside his father's car in blistering temperatures after he had 'forgot' to drop the child off at nursery before going to work.
Public prosecutor Cecile Gensac said on Friday: "Initial investigations suggest that the young child died of suffocation and dehydration."
Authorities were initially contacted when the mother raised the alarm late on Wednesday after realising her child had never been to nursery.
Emergency services rushed to the Safran HQ at around 5pm and attempted to resuscitate the infant but tragically the 14-month-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr Gensac said: "No one heard the slightest noise."
The exact cause of the child's death has not been established yet but an autopsy will be carried out.
Both parents were sent to Pau hospital to be treated for "shock", it was reported.