18 Oct 2017

Boiling water poured on man in Samoa as he slept

12:57 pm on 18 October 2017

A man is fighting for his life in Samoa's main hospital after his wife allegedly poured boiling water on his upper torso while he was sleeping.

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Photo: RNZI/ Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

The Samoa Observer reported the father of three was admitted to Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital's Intensive Care Unit where he remains under observation.

Police are refusing to give details of the incident but the newspaper reported the incident happened at Vaiusu village on the outskirts of the capital Apia.

The police said charges will be laid shortly.