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Baby dies from burns

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, March 15, 2014

A ONE-YEAR-OLD child died on Thursday after being allegedly scalded by hot water from an electric kettle at a home in Nawaka, Nadi.

As a result, police issued an advisory that parents and guardians seek medical assistance as soon as possible if a child is injured and not rely on herbal treatments when accidents occur.

"The victim's father allegedly applied some home remedies immediately after the incident took place," said police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro.

"However, later in the evening the child's condition had worsened whereby he was rushed to the Nadi Hospital and unfortunately pronounced dead on arrival.

"As investigations continue we are pleading with parents and guardians to seek medical assistance as soon as possible if and when their child is injured in any way."








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