Vítkov trial expert describes Natálka’s horrific injuries

The trial of four men accused of launching a racially motivated fire bomb attack on a Roma family heard on Thursday how the youngest victim of the attack suffered horrific injuries. Police described how burning petrol could reach temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees Celsius. A doctor afterwards testified that the not yet two-year-old Natálka suffered second and third degree burns on almost 77 percent of her body and almost died several times. She now has to live with life long scars and injuries, the expert added. The attack took place in the eastern town of Vítkov in Apríl 2009.

Author: Chris Johnstone