2-year-old dies 'after taking too much salt'

2-year-old dies 'after taking too much salt'
Published: 2015 October 10 11:32:21 (9502 Views)
A 2-year-old boy has died in eastern Zimbabwe after apparently pouring too much salt on his porridge, it was reported yesterday.

The child, from Mutare's Chikanga suburb, had to be rushed to hospital last week after adding a huge amount of salt to his breakfast cereal when his mother was not looking, according to the official Manica Post newspaper published in Mutare.

"Two-year-old Ano succumbed to liver failure moments after eating the salty porridge," the paper said.



A neighbour claimed the child was found to have wounds inside his mouth "consistent with burns caused by salt-induced inflammation."

It is not clear if this was the first time the child had added salt to his porridge.

Salt poisoning is a rare, but potentially very dangerous type of poisoning for children. It may occur over a period of time.



Source - Manicapost

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