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Woman Suffers Burns After People Dressed As Witches Dropped Her Into Boiling Water

Angela Beltran

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A woman in southwestern Germany has suffered serious burns after two people dressed as witches dropped her into a cauldron with boiling water in an annual carnival parade.

The woman, who has not been named, was badly scalded on her legs. The police believe that the incident was a joke that went wrong at a witch carnival parade in Eppingen, Germany.

The woman was accidentally dropped into a cauldron of boiling water during the parade.

Source: Express

Now, police officers are hunting two people dressed as witches for inflicting bodily injury out of negligence and possible neglected assistance.

During the parade, people dressed as witches was dragging a carnival cart with a bubbling cauldron.

Source: Bild

Witnesses stated that the girl’s friends had handed her over when she was picked out from the crowd. One witch opened the lid of the cauldron with boiling water as the woman was carried over to the cart by her fellow spectators. The other suspect carried her over the cauldron. Eventually, she was accidentally dropped into the boiling water, badly scalding her legs and feet.

Though the circumstances surrounding the incident is still unknown, the suspects fled the scene, leaving the woman where she was while the other spectators just pushed along without taking care of her.

The procession of 2,000 carnival witches continued.

Source: Bild

The woman was later brought to the hospital and received treatment for weeks because of the burns. A police offer said:

“For reasons unknown so far the young woman’s legs fell into the cauldron and the 18-year-old sustained severe injuries to her legs.”

She added that even if it’s a joke that went wrong, the people involved, particularly those who dropped the woman into boiling water may face prosecution.

Meanwhile, the organizers of the event are being criticized for posting photos of the carnival parade on Facebook without saying anything about the poor woman’s injuries and ordeal. Because of the incident, the city government is considering canceling the even permanently. The parade, which was organized by the “Hexenzunft Eppingen” or Witch Corporation Eppingen, has been celebrated since 2003.

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