Case of Interest

Two children aged 1 died following separate accidents, while a 1-year old child is admitted at the Lautoka Hospital after sustaining burns at his Saweni home on Monday morning.

A 1-year old boy died over the weekend after he allegedly sat on a hot pot of food that was left unattended inside their home in Waidranudranu, Bua.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning.

The victim was rushed to the Nabouwalu Hospital but was unfortunately pronounced dead. Investigations continue.

In another incident recorded last week, a 1-year old girl who was admitted at the Lautoka Hospital after she was found submerged in a bucket of water passed away over the weekend.

The incident occurred at Naivuvuni Village, Rakiraki.

She was rushed to the Rakiraki Hospital where she was resuscitated and was transferred to the Lautoka Hospital where she unfortunately passed away at the weekend.

In another incident, a 1-year old boy is admitted with 16% burns at the Lautoka Hospital.

The child sustained burns after a hot cup of water placed on the table by his mother allegedly fell on him.

He was conveyed to the Lautoka Hospital where he remains admitted.

Investigations will look into the element of negligence in all cases.

Parents and guardians are urged to please supervise their children at all times and ensure that all hazards are removed from within their reach to avoid such unfortunate incidents.