- A cook who was working at a wedding in Iraq last week slipped and fell into a huge vat of piping hot chicken soup.
- The chef hosted a wedding reception for which he paid around $ 17 a day.
- The 25-year-old suffered severe burns to 70% of his body and died in hospital five days later.
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Preparations for a wedding took a terrible turn when a cook fell into a vat of chicken soup for the big day and died of severe burns.
According to a report by the local Middle East In-24 news agency, Issa Ismail, 25, was one of the cooks who prepared a wedding dinner at Hazel Hall, one of the largest wedding locations in the northeastern Iraqi district of Zakho.
While cooking, he slipped and fell into a huge pot of chicken soup prepared for the occasion. It is not uncommon for large soup kettles to be prepared at weddings in the Middle East, which typically seat between 200 and 600 people.
Ismail sustained third-degree burns to 70% of his body and died five days later from his injuries in the local Dohuk hospital, according to a report by local media company Al Bawaba.
Speaking to live television station Rudaw, members of his family, according to the Saudi Arab News agency, said Ismail was a father of three who left two daughters and a six-month-old son.
“He has been a chef for eight years, preparing food for weddings, funerals and various ceremonies. For the past two years he has worked in party halls for 25,000 dinars (about US $ 17 a day), ”his relative Zervan Hosni said during a Rudaw program.