Indian man dies after falling into pot of hot porridge
Captured video of Indian man who fell in a pot of hot porridge. (Photo: New York Post)

TAMIL NADU, India— A man died last week from horrific burns he sustained after falling into a giant pot of porridge in Tamil Nadu, India.

A graphic video of the incident has been circulating on social media.

The victim, named Muthuswamy, had reportedly been in charge of overseeing the preparation of porridge for an upcoming festival on July 29.

Things went south, however, after he suffered an unfortunate spill. In the clip of the incident, Muthuswamy can be seen walking along a row of pots filled with porridge when he suddenly staggers backwards after seemingly losing his balance.

The unsteady man then attempts to brace himself against one of the cauldrons, only to topple backwards into the scalding pot with a splash.

Upon witnessing the accident, bystanders rushed to try and extricate Muthuswamy but to no avail. After several minutes in the pot, he was finally retrieved by a team of Samaritans.

Muthuswamy was subsequently rushed to the hospital but he tragically perished from the severe burns he sustained in the stew.

The cause of the man’s sudden unsteadiness is not yet known, however, his wife said he suffered from epilepsy, which may have triggered the fall.

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