Opotiki toddler pulls boiling oil onto himself

Opotiki toddler pulls boiling oil onto himself
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A toddler in Opotiki, Bay of Plenty has been hospitalised after accidentally pulling a pot of boiling oil over himself.

The three-year-old suffered serious burns to his face and upper body after the accident at around 1pm on Sunday.

He and his mother were taken to Waikato Hospital by a rescue helicopter, where he's getting specialist treatment.

Newshub.