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Police: Pa. parents left 4 young kids in hot car for at least 20 minutes

LANCASTER, Pa. — Four young children were found in a hot car in Pennsylvania, according to police.

Their parents are charged with leaving them there for at least 20 minutes.

None of the children are older than 3-years-old and are now in the care of social workers.

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Just this week, a new law in Pennsylvania went into effect to protect children left in hot cars.

The law protects Good Samaritans from lawsuits if they break into a car to free a child they believe is in danger.

A similar bill passed last year allowing police to enter a car to save an animal. Last year, 51 children died from heatstroke.