Cynthia Tan Kian Hoon, 41, was cooking breakfast when she fell forward, right into a knife she was using. The six inch knife which she was holding in her hand, pierced into her ribs.
The incident happened in Malaysia's Kota Kinabalu area. Police said that Tan's son and a worker who were outside the restaurant ran in after hearing a scream and found her face down on the floor. They tried to carry her but she collapsed after three steps and lost consciousness.
A pathologist confirmed that the woman died after a main artery was severed.