RIO GRANDE, Brazil.- A celebration turned to tragedy last week, after a Brazilian cancer survivor died of the explosion of a beer keg.
According to the Daily Star, the incident occurred on September 17 in Rio Grande do Sul, where Gilson do Nascimento was celebrating his 43rd birthday with friends and family. The outlet reports that at some point during the night, Nascimento realized that the beer was not flowing from the tap properly, so he called the keg rental company for help.
“… They gave him instructions on how to start fixing it until they arrived,” one of his nieces told the Daily Star. “The beer didn’t come out, just foam.”
Cancer survivor tied open barrel
Nascimento, owner of a locksmith company, began to manipulate the barrel around 6 pm local time; but in the midst of your efforts, the container exploded, causing shards of metal will hit your head. The Daily Star reports that the man’s wife, sister and 15-year-old son attended.
“We are interviewing witnesses at the scene at the time of the incident,” police spokesman Clovis Nei da Silva told the publication, adding that Nascimento’s death is being investigated as an accident. “For now the incident has been recorded and an autopsy has been requested.”
An attorney for Chopp Express, the company that allegedly supplied the barrel, said Nascimento told not to touch the dispenser while waiting for a repairman to arrive. The lawyer José Adelmo de Oliveira affirms that the Nascimento had been assassinated when the technician arrived at the party. Investigators are now trying to determine if the barrel was defective.
Six years earlier he beat cancer
The tragedy occurred about six years after Nascimento beat cancer. An autopsy was reportedly carried out on September 18 and he was buried the following day.
“He was a warrior, a worker, a wonderful family man,” his godmother, Angela María de Oliveira, told the Brazilian media. “He was everything to us. We will miss him deeply in our lives, it was a full house with him, always a full house. “