MIAMI (AP) -- Authorities say an elderly South Florida woman was
injured after a pressure cooker exploded and severed her leg.
A Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman says the pressure cooker fell onto
the floor and exploded, sending pieces into the air.
One of the shards severed the 79-year-old woman's leg above her
ankle. Officials say she could have bled to death but a quick-thinking man used a belt as a tourniquet until paramedics arrived at the home.
The woman was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma
Center and is expected to survive.
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