A weird challenge called ‘Hot Water Challenge’ which involves drinking boiling water, or pouring it on a friend recently left a 15-year-old boy in Indiana, USA, seriously burned.
Kyland Clark from Indianapolis said he was left with second-degree burns when a friend pulled a prank on him last week as part of the “Hot Water Challenge.
This is according to news station WXIN report.
Before the incident, the victim and his friend reportedly checked out the challenge on YouTube and decided to try it.
According to the news station, while the teen was sleeping, his friend poured boiling water on him, causing serious burns on his back, chest and face.
His words “My skin just fell off my chest, and then I looked in the mirror and I had skin falling off here and, on my face,”
The youth was then rushed and admitted to a local hospital, where he remained under treatment for a week, with doctors telling him that his skin will take several months to heal.
His mom Andrea Clark told WXIN that she was devastated to see her son all burned up like that, noting that it was heartbreaking.
Dr. Ed Bartkus of Indiana University Health has however issued a fair warning that the challenge can cause permanent injuries or even death asserting that “If your friends are telling you to do this, they aren’t good friends,”
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