Top: Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf. Bottom: Nurses attend to one of the burn victims in the People’s Liberation Army No. 304 Hospital, Beijing.
Two brothers in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, have been left in a critical condition with severe burns after trying to reenact a scene from a cartoon, according to the Beijing News.
Imitating the popular Chinese cartoon ‘Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf’ the boys, aged eight and five, had a friend tie them to a branch and set it on fire, apparently in imitation of a scene in which one of the cartoon characters is roasted on a barbecue.
The younger brother suffered burns to 80 percent of his body, the older had 40 percent of his body burned. Friends and family of the boys’ parents are raising funds to help pay the medical bills, which may cost as much as a million yuan.
The boys have been transferred to Beijing’s PLA No. 304 Hospital for better treatment.