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6 Oct 2014
12:07 pm

Two-year-old critical after hot water burns

A two-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after being burnt by hot water in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, on Monday morning, paramedics said.

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“The mother told paramedics that the child had pulled a pot of boiling water off the stove, causing the child to be doused in the scalding water,” ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said in a statement.

“ER24 paramedics arrived at the private residence and found the young patient lying on a bed in a critical condition. The mother sat next to her child, cooling him with cold water and cloths.”

The boy was airlifted to a private hospital in Johannesburg.