A 19-year-old Argentinian woman died in a freak accident on her first night out at a bar since the coronavirus crisis gripped the country — when a heater exploded and engulfed her in flames, dramatic video shows.
The footage shows a waitress at Zar Burgers in San Miguel, outside Buenos Aires, refueling an open-flame centerpiece on the table with alcohol to keep Lucia Costa and her friends warm while they were enjoying a drink Friday.
Seconds later, the centerpiece explodes, engulfing several people and a table in flames as they frantically flee the bar.
Costa died as a result of her injuries and eight of her friends between the ages of 18 and 20 were seriously burned, local news outlet La Nación reported.
Costa’s mother, Lorena, told the newspaper that “nobody did anything” at the restaurant to save her daughter while demanding “justice” for her and the woman’s friends.
An investigation into the deadly incident is ongoing, but three