Woman in Spain dies after pressure cooker ‘explodes’

Photo of Teresa Ribera at the Cepsa plant in Tenerife. Credit: [email protected]

A 66-YEAR-OLD woman in Spain has died after her pressure cooker exploded.
The tragic accident happened while the woman was preparing a chickpea stew in Melide in La Coruña (Galicia).
The pot was found almost intact, except for the lid, which suggests that it shot off and hit the victim.
It is believed there was a problem with the valve through which the pressure is released, which caused it to increase until the cover of the pot flew off with fatal consequences.
Such incidents are but in 2012, a very similar accident occurred in Gijón, which led to the death of a 36-year-old woman who was five months pregnant.
And in 2013 five students of the School of Hospitality in the Basque Country were injured, two of them seriously, after an industrial pressure cooker exploded.

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