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Norwegian tourist injured in Gran Canaria gas blast dies
ThinkSpain , Friday, November 25, 2011

The Norwegian tourist who suffered burns to 100% of her body after a gas explosion in the Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa (pictured) in Gran Canaria on Wednesday, died yesterday.

55-year-old Anita Berget was caught in the explosion at around 9am on Wednesday, as she was going down to breakfast.

In a critical condition with serious burns covering her entire body, she was evacuated by helicopter to a hospital in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, but on arrival her injuries were described by specialists there as "incompatible with survival". Berget died at 04:50 hours on Thursday.

A 22-year-old cuban waitress, Yedna Botet Castañeda, is also in a critical condition in the same hospital with burns to 90% of her body.

Two more members of staff from the hotel are still in hospital in Gran Canaria, one of them in a critical condition, and two others, a 42-year-old woman with serious burns to 70% of her body, and a 28-year-old man also with 70% burns, have been moved to a specialist burns unit in Seville.

The gas explosion and subsequent fire left six people with serious burns (between 50% and 100%) and two others wiht minor burns.  17 other people were treated for anxiety attacks.

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