Girl, 3, dies after being found in washing machine at family’s apartment days after her birthday | The Sun

A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl has died after she was found trapped inside a washing machine by her distraught dad.

Prosecutors have launched an investigation into the tot's tragic death after she was found in a critical condition at her family home in Paris last night.

According to reports, the girl had turned three less than a week ago.

Her dad, 48, and another family member found her inside the washing machine at around 10.30pm on Thursday.

The child was already in a critical condition when she was pulled out, Le Parisien reports.

She was tragically pronounced dead shortly after 11.30pm after paramedics battled to save her.

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After returning from work, the father had dinner with his wife and one of their other children.

They then noticed their three-year-old was missing, sparking a frantic hunt for the toddler.

The family searched inside and outside the apartment – and even asked their neighbours for help – before they found her.

Her devastated dad said the door of the washing machine was closed when he discovered his daughter was stuck inside.

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It's understood the appliance wasn't turned on at the time.

A special unit for the protection of children is reportedly leading the investigation.

An autopsy has not yet taken place. 

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