Two children hospitalised after receiving facial injuries

Both children are in Waikato Hospital's emergency department. Photo / iStock
Both children are in Waikato Hospital's emergency department. Photo / iStock

Two children were flown to Waikato Hospital yesterday after sustaining facial injuries in separate incidents.

An 11-year-old boy suffered burns to his face after a fire he was tending in Raglan exploded.

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew the boy to Waikato Hospital's emergency department yesterday.

The helicopter was later called to New Plymouth where a child had suffered a dog bite to the face. The child, whose age and gender has not been released, was also taken to Waikato Hospital.

Staff used night-vision goggles for both emergencies.

- NZ Herald

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