Toddler seriously injured after boiling water falls on her

2016-06-02 17:20
(File, Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Pretoria - A 2-year-old-girl is suffering second degree burns to her body after a pot of boiling water spilled onto her at her home in Cullinan, near Pretoria, on Thursday, paramedics said. 

Paramedics were called to a local clinic in the area, where the child had been taken. The child was in a serious condition, Netcare 911 spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said.

An Emergency Care Practitioner managed to stabilise the child before she was transported to a hospital in Pretoria.

This incident happened at 15:00 on Thursday afternoon. 

Netcare 911 advised all parents and child minders to keep a close watch on children when they are around water - whether the water was in a bathtub, a wading pool, a fish pond, a swimming pool, or in a pot on a stove.

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