Woman, 33, dies while having hot stone massage in illegal spa in Mexico after the device is used to make stones explode
- Diana Ortiz died last Friday, four days after she was burned while receiving a massage in a spa when a machine was used to heat stones that caught in flames
- The 33-year-old woman suffered burns to 90 percent of her body and was taken to a local hospital in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, where she died
- Authorities in Nuevo Leon said that Norella Boutique did not have the legal permits to work as a spa
- The spa, which also specializes in the sale and rental of evening dresses, is closed while the public prosecutor investigates the incident
A woman in northeastern Mexico died last week after her body was burned in an explosion in an illegal spa.
Diana Ortiz, 33, visited the Norella Boutique in Nuevo Leon last Monday afternoon for a hot stone massage when the device warmed up the stones that unexpectedly burst into flames.
The victim suffered burns to more than 90 percent of her body and was declared dead at 3:30 PM local time last Friday. It is unknown whether anyone else was injured during the explosion.
Diana Ortiz died while receiving a hot stone massage last week when the stone heater (pictured left) unexpectedly exploded at Norella Boutique in Nuevo Leon, Mexico
She suffered burns of up to 90 percent of her body in Norella Boutique (photo), where an illegal spa was operated on
According to the Nuevo Leon Health Services department, the company did not have the required legal permits to function as a spa.
Ortiz lay on a spa table and covered her body with plasters when the stone stove suddenly exploded.
The victim was transported to a local hospital in the city of Guadalupe where she died.
Investigators from the Prosecutor of Nuevo Leon removed the stone heater from the spa, which also specializes in the sale and rental of ball gowns.
Authorities ordered Norella Boutique closed while the incident is being investigated.
Norella Boutique could not be reached for comment.
Investigators from the Nuevo Leon prosecutor said the owners of the company in the city of Guadalupe did not have the legal permits to operate the spa
Diana Ortiz was declared dead last Friday, four days after 90 percent of her body was burned after an explosion in an illegal spa (photo)
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