Exploding mobile phone kills Chinese man
For whom the cell tolls
A Chinese man was reportedly killed at a computer shop last Friday after the cell phone in his chest pocket exploded, severing a major artery in his neck and leading to massive blood loss.
According to local news reports, the man worked as a shop assistant at the store. An employee at a neighboring 7-11 convenience store told local media that she heard a loud bang and saw her colleague lying on the floor in a pool of blood. She said the man had recently swapped his mobile phone battery for a new one.
Police have not released the make or model of the phone. Some reports indicate the fatal explosion occurred at a Lenovo store in Guangzhou, China — although it's not clear whether the shop was an official outlet or whether it just advertised Lenovo products.
Most reports of exploding handset batteries have involved low-quality third-party products, although that's not always the case. ®
@ AC Wednesday 4th February 2009 09:10 GMT
Sir/Madam - you owe my office a new keyboard, monitor, phone (it was a pretty big mouthfull of coffee) as well as my medical bills from biting my hand to try to keep from laughing so my boss doesn't realize I'm reading El Reg from work.
Im pretty sure it was some sorta foreign device.
China are getting on everyones nerves these days
hoodwinking every nation with there navy
2 minutes after reading this story, "Mexican Wine" by Fountains of Wayne came on my iTunes
first line: He was killed by a cellular phone explosion