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One dead after frying pan explodes at village fete

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In this Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 photo the remains of a booth are pictured after an explosion at a village festival in Freudenberg, Germany. Authorities say 14 people have been injured, five of them with life-threatening burns, during an explosion at a village festival in western Germany. Police told German news agency dpa that it appears likely that oil inside a big frying pan caused the explosion at the local 'Backesfest' (bakery festival) that was attended by about 100 people. (Rene Traut/dpa via AP)

The remains of a booth are pictured after the blast in Western Germany. (Source: DPA)

A woman has died after suffering severe burns in an explosion which also left 14 injured at a food festival in Germany, according to police.

Police said the blast likely came from a large frying pan at the Backesfest fête in Freudenberg, near the cities of Dortmund and Cologne, German news agency dpa reported on Monday.

Investigators speculated raindrops falling into the hot oil may have sparked the explosion but said it would take several days to fully assess the incident.

Five other victims were left fighting for their lives, including four with burns and one who suffered a heart attack, dpa reported.

Around 100 people attended the festival on Sunday, which marks the yearly start of business at a traditional town bakery.

In this Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 photo police officers investigate a booth after an explosion at a village festival in Freudenberg, Germany. Authorities say 14 people have been injured, five of them with life-threatening burns, during an explosion at a village festival in western Germany. Police told German news agency dpa that it appears likely that oil inside a big frying pan caused the explosion at the local 'Backesfest' (bakery festival) that was attended by about 100 people. (Berthold Stamm/dpa via AP)

German police investigate a booth after an explosion at a village festival in Freudenberg, Germany on Sunday. (Source: DPA)

In this Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 photo police officers investigate a booth after an explosion at a village festival in Freudenberg, Germany. Authorities say 14 people have been injured, five of them with life-threatening burns, during an explosion at a village festival in western Germany. Police told German news agency dpa that it appears likely that oil inside a big frying pan caused the explosion at the local 'Backesfe<a href=https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/09/one-dead-frying-pan-explodes-freudenberg-village-fete-germany-10710437/>Read More – Source</a></p>
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