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Pippie Kruger's doctor recalls victim's surgery

Pippie Kruger sustained 80 percent burns to her body after fire lighting fluid exploded near her in 2011.

Pippie Kruger sustained 80 percent burns to her body after fire lighting fluid exploded near her in 2011.

JOHANNESBURG - It's been three years since Pippie Kruger sustained 80 percent burns to her body and the doctor who carried out a ground-breaking skin graft on her says he still can't believe she survived.

She was left serious injured after fire lighting fluid exploded near her in 2011.

Plastic surgeon doctor Ridwan Mia recalls the night he was called in to attend to the little girl.

"It's still unbelievable that I was called in the middle of the night by emergency staff and told a little girl was on her way from Limpopo with 80 percent burns."