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San Jose Kids Suffocate In Cabinet

A brother and sister suffocated to death last night after getting locked in a small ice chest.

San Jose police say the deaths appear accidental.

The father of the kids, ages 3 and 4, was in the home at the time. He tells police he became worried after not hearing from them for more than half an hour.

He found them in a back bedroom in what police describe as an old-fashioned ice chest or hope chest.

Emergency crews tried to revive the kids, but the children had already stopped breathing and entered full cardiac arrest.