Vic baby drowns in bathtub

A nine-month-old baby girl has died in hospital after drowning in a bathtub in rural Victoria.

Emergency services tried to revive the girl after she was found under water in a Wendouree West home in Ballarat, about 100km northwest of Melbourne.

She was taken to a nearby hospital just after 9pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police are investigating the circumstances of the death and will prepare a report for the coroner.

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