Chef dies after falling into vat of chicken soup

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A chef has died after he fell into a vat of soup he was making for a wedding party.

Issa Ismail, 25, was preparing the soup in Zakho district, Iraq, when he fell into the vat and suffered serious burns, Al Bawa reports.

The father of three was working at Hazel Hall for Weddings and Events at the time, The Independent reported, citing Middle Eastern news outlets.

A man pours hot soup into a container.
A chef has died after he fell into a hot vat of soup. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

Mr Ismail was taken to Dohuk hospital for treatment but died five days later.

It is not clear when exactly the event happened but there are reports he died on June 21.

Zervan Hosni, a relative, told the media Mr Ismail had been catering for events for two years.

Another relative said overall he had worked as a chef for eight years.

“The deceased... cooked food at wedding parties, mourning boards and various ceremonies, and for two years he has been working in two-party halls for 25,000 dinars per day,” he said.

Twenty-five thousand dinars is roughly A$22.

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