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11-Year-Old Labasa Student Suffers 27% Burns To His Body

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the victim was filling benzene in a bottle and had spilled some on his pants.
09 Sep 2020 11:18
11-Year-Old Labasa Student Suffers 27% Burns To His Body

Eleven-year-old student, Vinaek Chand, is admitted at Labasa Hospital after sustaining 27 per cent burns from a burning accident on Monday at Batinikama, Labasa.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the victim was filling benzene in a bottle and had spilled some on his pants.

It is alleged that another child was allegedly playing with a lighter and had thrown the lit lighter at Vinaek causing his pants to catch fire.

Ms Naisoro said investigations into the alleged incident is being conducted.

It is understood that Vinaek and his two-year-old brother were staying with a relative, while his father was in Suva.

It is understood that the father arrived back in Labasa yesterday to tend to his son.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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