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5-year-old girl in Brazil walks 1 km after parents killed

A Brazilian TV channel says a 5-year-old girl walked alone for about a kilometer, seeking help after a car crash killed her parents.

Globo news cable channel said Saturday the child was uninjured when the family car overturned and hit a tree on a road near Campo Grande in west-central Brazil. Before dying, the girl's mother Madilene Godoi, 34, told her to seek help. Her father Reinaldo dos Santos, 52, also died.

The child's cousin Talya Ramires said the girl got out through a window.

After the Friday accident, the girl retraced their route until she found a man cutting grass on a farm. The farm's owner called authorities

The farmworker told Globo that the child looked at him from the car earlier in the day when it passed by.