2 sought in Germany after witch cauldron carnival mishap

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Posted: Feb 05, 2018 10:14 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Police in southwestern Germany say they're looking for two people last seen dressed as witches after a teenager suffered serious scalds when her legs went into a cauldron of boiling water during an annual carnival parade.

Heilbronn police spokesman Achim Kueller told the dpa news agency Monday the two suspects were on a float with a boiling cauldron of water as a prop during Saturday night's parade in nearby Eppingen.

Along the route, police say the "witches" brought an 18-year-old from the crowd aboard, and as they held her over the cauldron, her legs went in up to her knees.

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Kueller says the two suspects fled and are wanted for negligent bodily harm and failure to provide assistance. The victim is expected to be in the hospital for at least a week.