Child dies after sustaining burns

February 16, 2023 10:42 am

Labasa Hospital.

A one-year-9-month-old child died after allegedly sustaining 35 percent burns in Vatudamudamu, Wainunu, Bua.

According to Police, the victim was at home with a relative when it is alleged that the child pulled a cup of hot water that was on top of a table following which he sustained burns.

The incident happened last Thursday.

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The child was conveyed to the Wainunu Health Center and later transferred to the Labasa Hospital, where he was admitted and passed away yesterday.