Italian toddler left by dad in hot car dies

Doctors at Ancona's Salesi pediatric hospital on the Adriatic coast declared the 22-month-old brain dead on Saturday, three days after her father went to his university teaching job, leaving the child in the car.

Organs from the girl, who has only been identified as Elena, were sent to hospitals in Bergamo, Turin and Rome today.

Italian news reports said the heart and liver were transplanted in two children, while the kidneys were still being checked.

The girl's mother, who is eight months pregnant, says what happened to the father could happen to anyone.

Prosecutors could bring manslaughter charges against him.

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