15-month-old twins die after being left in car

Two children were found unresponsive in a car in Carrollton.

Police say twin 15-month-old girls have died after being found in a hot car in northwest Georgia.

TV station WXIA reports someone found the girls Thursday in the back seat of an SUV parked in front of a duplex in Carrollton.

Carrollton Police Department Capt. Chris Dobbs tells the station that when officers arrived, they were directed behind the duplex to a baby pool, where people were holding the girls in the water and some had ice packs. They told officers they were trying to cool the girls off.

The twins were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

The girls’ father was being interviewed. Police said the mother was in Atlanta at the time.

High temperatures in the area Thursday were in the 90s.