Mum charged with murder after death of toddler sisters in Queensland car

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The mother of two toddlers who died after being left in a burning hot car south of Brisbane has been charged with their murders.

The 27-year-old woman will face Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday charged over the deaths of the one-year-old and two-year-old girls at Waterford West in Logan.

Emergency services workers at the scene in Logan after two young girls were found dead in a car.

Authorities have said the sisters died from exposure to extreme heat, with the temperature reaching 31 degrees when they were discovered.

Police remain at the home and are putting together a timeline to establish how long they had been in a black station wagon parked across the property’s front yard.

Paramedics were called there about 1.35pm on Saturday but were unable to revive the little girls.

“The two children exhibited signs of being exposed to extreme heat and that is forming the direction of our investigation,” Detective Inspector Mark White said on Saturday.

“It’s a very tragic incident which has occurred.”

Paramedics and police were called to a home on Logan Reserve Rd in Waterford West about 1.35pm.

Police said they were offering support to officers who attended the scene.

“We are putting a lot of emphasis on supporting our people,” Detective Inspector White said.

A crime scene was established after the two children were found dead inside a car.

“One of our priorities in addition to conducting the investigation is the wellbeing of our staff and our other emergency service colleagues.”

Anyone with further information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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