The three-year-old undergoes her operation
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Rare cloned skin graft for South Africa burns girl

A South African girl who suffered severe burns to 80% of her body has successfully undergone a rare skin graft operation.

The three-year-old was injured during a family barbecue on New Year's Eve when a container of kerosene exploded.

She has received a new layer of cloned skin at a Johannesburg hospital and is now in an induced coma.

Nomsa Maseko reports from Johannesburg.

  • 13 Jun 2012
  • From the section Health