21 May '11, 8am

Girl's face and limbs burnt by hot metal sheet

Girl's face and limbs burnt by hot metal sheet

Huishan, 10, had second-degree burns on her left cheek and limbs, and is in intensive care. Her father said doctors do not know yet if she needs a skin graft. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF MARGARET TAN A 10-YEAR-OLD girl suffered second-degree burns on her left cheek and limbs after she apparently fainted and fell on a hot metal sheet. Tan Huishan, a Primary 4 pupil at Yangzheng Primary School, was crossing Serangoon Avenue 2 to buy chicken rice for lunch on Thursday when the incident occurred. The metal sheet, heated by the afternoon sun, is believed to have been placed there for construction work. Huishan is currently in intensive care at KK Women's and Children's Hospital. The biggest worry for her father, property agent Tan Thiam Hai, 47, is that she would be scarred for life. 'I haven't shown her any mirror. She's brave. I told her she'll be fine,' he said, adding that doctor...

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