Switzerland, barefoot on glowing coals: 25 burned people    THE DAY

Switzerland, barefoot on glowing coals: 25 burned people THE DAY

When the “watch your step” advice can save you from rushing to the hospital. The problem is, that 25 people in Au, in the municipality of Wädenswil in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland, they weren’t paying attention. On the other hand. You have consciously participated in one walk over hot coals for ritual purposes. And they signed up Burns of varying degrees: Thirteen people were taken to hospital with serious injuries. A dozen ambulances from Zurich, Lachen, Zug and Männedorf arrived at the venue organized by private individuals. All 25 people were examined on site and treated with medication, 13 of them had to be hospitalized. The police have now started an investigation to clarify whether everyone involved agreed and what the exact dynamics of the incident were.

What is certain is that none of the participants is an expert in fireworks or walking on burning embers. Which should normally be done safely.