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KONDININ, Australia – Three children were rescued days after a deadly crash that killed their parents on Christmas.

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The family had been driving in a rural part of Western Australia on Christmas when their red Land Rover Discovery flipped and crashed, according to Perth Now. The wreckage was not found until shortly before noon on Tuesday.

Inside the car, rescuers found three children, ages 5, 2 and 1, 9 News reported. The 5-year-old is being credited with saving her little brother’s life.

“If it wasn’t for the 5-year-old undoing the buckle of the 1-year-old’s car seat, he wouldn’t be with us today,” Michael Read, a relative, told 9 News.

Read told reporters gathered outside of the hospital where the children were taken that the three children were in the car for 55 hours in heat that reached 30 degrees Celcius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).

“It is hard, having three kids now growing up with nobody,” Read told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. “If you‘re going to want to be somewhere, stay the night at a family’s place. It’s not worth it.”

The children are expected to be released from the hospital in the coming days, WA Today reported. All three are listed in stable condition. The children were admitted to the hospital with severe dehydration.