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Though steam & boiling water have same tempareture (100°C)
Steam produces more severe burns than boiling water. it is because steam is produced by supplying the latent heat (80 cal/g)
to the boiling water . . so heat content of steam is more than  boiling water.
that is why it happens..

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Steam has latent heat of vaporisation in it which much more than the energy in boiling water. So steam produces severe burns than boiling water.
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