US Girl, 8, dies months after drinking boiling water on a dare

11:00  05 august  2017
11:00  05 august  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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An 8 -year-old Florida girl has died five months after she was injured while drinking boiling water through a straw on a dare . The SunSentinel reports Ki'ari Pope started having trouble breathing Sunday night.

(AP) – An 8 -year-old Florida girl has died five months after she was injured while drinking boiling water through a straw on a dare . The SunSentinel reports Ki’ari Pope started having trouble breathing Sunday night. She told her mother’s boyfriend, who called 911.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — An 8-year-old Florida girl has died five months after she was injured while drinking boiling water through a straw on a dare.

The SunSentinel reports Ki'ari Pope started having trouble breathing Sunday night. She told her mother's boyfriend, who called 911. She was taken to a hospital where she died.

Marquisia Bonner, the child's 22-year-old mother, says Ki'ari had suffered complications since March when she took the dare from her cousin after they watched a YouTube video where someone appeared to drink boiling water from a straw. She had emergency surgery on her windpipe to clear scar tissue.

Her mother says a tracheotomy left her with trouble breathing and talking.

Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater says the medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

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Information from: Sun Sentinel , http://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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