Instagram Model Dies After Whipped Cream Canister Explodes

(NBC) - A 33-year-old French Instagram model died after a whipped cream container exploded and struck her in the chest, her family said.

Rebecca Burger was killed on June 18 after a siphon from a whipped cream container hit her in the chest, her family reported.

In two messages posted on the model’s Instagram account, which currently has more than 165,000 followers, Burger’s family warned her fans about the dangers of pressurized capsules. The family uploaded a picture of a can similar to the one that hit Burger with a caption that read:

“Here's an example of the whip cream canister that exploded and struck Rebecca's chest, resulting in her death. Let us be precise: the siphon that cause her death was sealed. Do not use this type of device in your home! Tens of thousands of these defective appliances are still in circulation."

In the following post, the family confirmed Burger’s death:

“It is with great sadness we announce the death of Rebecca who died the June 18th, 2017 in an accident in the home. The grieving family.”

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