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KISSIMMEE. Florida (WESH) -- A 7-month-old Kissimmee, Florida child died after eating a laundry detergent pod that was left on a bed Friday.

According to police, the child and the child's mother live in a battered women's shelter.

The mother took the pod and put it on the bed where the child was sleeping, and she stepped out of the room for a moment to speak with a shelter official.

When she went back to the room, the child was eating the detergent, police said. The child was rushed to the hospital where he died.