The owner of a small eating place or soda has died, the victim of an explosion that destroyed her business Jan. 21.
The Judicial Investigating Organization said that the death took place at Hospital San Juan de Dios where the woman, identified by the last name of Castillo, was being treated. Three other persons have died from the blast, blamed on a leaking liquid petroleum gas tank.
All were at the business in Barrio el Carmen en Alajuela. The explosion has raised public awareness of the hazards of the tanks, particularly when they are rusted or damaged. It also resulted in an investigation of the supplier of the tanks and also of the firms that produce the gas.