11-month-old boy suffers 80% burns after falling into a bucket of boiling water his mother had prepared for his bath

The doctors are working hard on saving the infant's life but have not discussed his chances of survival. 


                            11-month-old boy suffers 80% burns after falling into a bucket of boiling water his mother had prepared for his bath

An 11-month-old baby boy has been left fighting for his life after accidentally falling into a bucket of boiling hot water in Ukraine.

The child suffered around 80% burns on his body as a result of the incident.

Doctors are working hard to save the life of Daniil Chernenko who was almost boiled alive in the village of Salhany located in southern Ukraine's Odessa Oblast region.

Pictures posted on Facebook on March 18 by a charity volunteer show little Daniil laying on a bed covered in bandages from head to toe after he had to be hospitalized.

According to reports,the incident reportedly took place when the mother was preparing a bath for the baby.

 The incident happened when the mother was preparing a bath for the baby (Source: iStock)
 The incident happened when the mother was preparing a bath for the baby (Source: iStock)

Reports said Daniil's mother Tetyana Chernenko had brought in a bucket of boiling water into the bedroom and put it near a table, on the ground. She had intended to mix the hot water with cold water in a baby bathtub which was on the table in order to bathe her son.

At this time, Daniil was playing on the table near the bathtub and when Tetyana turned her back for a few seconds to get some cold water, Daniil fell from the table straight into the bucket with the boiling water.

The distraught mother is blaming herself for the accident (Source: iStock)
The distraught mother is blaming herself for the accident (Source: iStock)

As reported by DailyMail, Chernenko shared, "I saw how he fell in the boiling water. I rushed to the bucket and pulled him out. I hugged him, then wrapped him in a cotton cloth. When I unwrapped him I saw his skin was peeling off."

Daniil was then rushed to the hospital in critical condition with around 80 per cent of his little body covered in burns. It has been reported that only some patches on the baby's forehead, fingers and toes escaped being burnt.

According to hospital staff, the child had become hoarse from the constant crying because of his unimaginable pain. The doctors are working hard on saving the infant's life but have not discussed his chances of survival. 

The head of Odessa Oblast Region Clinical Hospital Vadim Shukhtin shared, "His [Daniil's] condition is very serious. The boy receives all possible treatment and medication."

Chernenko is by her son's side in the hospital and is blaming herself for the unfortunate incident. According to reports, she has not been able to forgive herself for the incident.

The police are treating the case as an accident.