The mother of the three-year-old victim
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The plight of South Africa's household fire victims

25 June 2012 Last updated at 10:38 BST

A three-year-old South African girl is in recovery in a Johannesburg hospital after undergoing rare skin graft surgery.

She suffered severe burns to 80% of her body when a container of fire lighting liquid exploded at a family barbecue.

Her story has highlighted the plight of some of the 15,000 children who are victims of household fires in Africa every year.

Nomsa Maseko reports.