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Child burnt after climbing into hot bath

2012-08-13 20:22

Johannesburg - A 3-year-old boy suffered burn injuries on Monday afternoon when he climbed into a hot bath in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, paramedics said.

"His aunt heard his cry and went to his aid in the house. He got burnt on the arms, legs and tummy," said ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson.

"She saw the boy's blistered and sore body and immediately called for an ambulance."

Paramedics were called and the child was airlifted to Garden City Hospital in Brixton in a stable but serious conditions, said Jackson.

Comments
  • kim.buren - 2012-08-13 21:11

    Irresponsible parenting

      TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-08-14 11:12

      damn straight.

  • kimsaiyanprincess.murison - 2012-08-14 08:54

    - Why was the door not closed? Why was someone not watching him? Why was the bath filled without someone being around? I don't even leave the cats alone in the bathroom after I have drawn a bath!!!!

  • shellerjc.rjc - 2012-08-14 10:50

    Rather sad to read about something like this. I feel for the 3 year old, but as for the aunt? Why was she not watching over the child? As a mother the first thing you learn and KNOW is that 3 year old move darn fast & that you NEVER EVER leave then unattended, NO matter what..........

      deirdre.maule - 2012-08-14 12:48

      What if there was another child who needed her attention, what if she was looking for him ... as mother of two, one is 5 and the other is 2, I know just how quick they move and what they can get up to, I feel for the both the child and the aunt and wish them well - maybe we should just stop judging and rather send them some positive vibes???

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