A 9-month-old baby girl died after two burglars threw her in an inflatable pool. The men barged into a home in Ecuador, tied up the mother and stole cash before making a quick getaway.

The incident occurred in San Pedro de Suma, located in the Ecuadorian province of Manabí on Saturday. The baby's mother, Angélica Murillo, was playing with her daughter in the backyard of their home when two men approached her, Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo reported. 

The duo told her they were conducting a dog vaccination campaign in the area and asked her if there were any pets in the house. The men left after Murillo told them she didn't have any pets, but they soon returned. They forcefully entered the house, overpowered Murillo and demanded money from her. 

They also snatched the baby, identified by Maria, from her and kept her in the inflatable pool. Murillo gave them $1,000 but they weren't satisfied. The men then tied Murillo up and ransacked the house for more money. 

Murillo's 12-year-old daughter, who was playing with a neighbor outside, heard her mother screaming for help and rushed home. The girl took the baby from the pool and untied Murillo. The mother took the baby in her arms and tried to resuscitate her. But her efforts proved futile. Police said the suspects are still on the run, Clean Bowled reported. 

In a similar incident in January last year, a 4-year-old boy in North Philadelphia was shot and killed during a home invasion. The robbery occurred when the child's father was taking care of the 4-year-old and a younger child while the mother was at work. When cops arrived, they spotted the father cradling the younger baby downstairs while the 4-year-old was found dead with a gunshot wound upstairs.  

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