Vietnam 'fire girl' to be studied by expert

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An 11-year-old girl in Ho Chi Minh City who reportedly sets things on fire by just being near them will be studied by an expert, a local university whose help her parents sought has said.

Dr Nguyen Manh Hung, rector of Hong Bang University, told the family on Monday the school will send an expert who would constantly be with the girl, only identified as T., to observe and record all occurrences.

Hung made the decision after doing tests on her at home Tuesday, including a scan that found a red streak on the right side of her brain.

The streak disappeared when she wore a quartz clip on her wrist but then she felt uncomfortable as if electricity was coursing through her body.

Hung said the school would do further tests on the girl and her surroundings environment.

"She has a rare ability that needs to be studied.

"We will gradually eliminate possibilities one by one, then we will hopefully find out the actual cause of the phenomenon."

T. recently made headlines after her parents reported plastic and cloth substances around her went up in flames.

She can reportedly set things within a 20 meter radius on fire without having to focus on or touch them, though conclusive proof has to be obtained yet.

T. goes to school and, from all accounts, gets along normally with others.

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