Mother of two dies after falling into vat of molten chocolate at sweet factory

Local sources present differing accounts of death of Svetlana Rosalina

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The Independent Online

A young mother died after she fell into a tank of molten chocolate at the sweet factory where she worked.

Svetlana Rosalina, 24, was killed by rotating blades after falling in to the tank at the Sergiev-Posad confectionary plant near Moscow.

According to local reports, the incident occured as Ms Rosalina was attempting to retrieve her mobile phone from the vat, and was unable to escape in time.

In another account of her death, Ms Rosalina was said to have fallen in while emptying a sack of ingredients into the mixer.

“The girl was dragged in when she was trying to empty a sack.”

"She was minced, only her legs were left", the source reportedly told local media.

She leaves behind her husband Vladimir and two children under five years old.

A local resident said she saw police cars and a hearse drive into the factory’s grounds on the evening of the accident.

“A young woman died at the confectionery plant in Fedortsovo. I live here and can see the plant out of my window,” she told Mail Online. "At 6pm there were police cars and a hearse.

“People are saying that she dropped her phone in the tank and tried to get it but was dragged in there. Witnesses say that only her legs were sticking out.”

Police in Moscow confirmed they had launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Ms Rosalina's death.