Thursday, December 14, 2006


Hero saves human torch boy

`A teenage hero told today of smothering the flames on a nine-year-old boy allegedly set ablaze after another youth doused him in petrol.

A doctor told the rescuer he probably saved the boy’s life, as another 10 seconds ablaze could have proved fatal.

Police said the victim was allegedly set alight by a 13-year-old acquaintance following an argument in the driveway of a home on Cook Avenue, Daceyville, about 5pm yesterday.

The boy suffered serious burns to his back and is in a stable condition.’

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