This isn’t just another exploding cellphone story. We’re used to hearing stories of exploding batteries and mobile phones going up in flames, but this is the first time we’ve heard of a mobile phone electrocuting its user.
The Modern Ghana reports that a man was recently killed when his mobile phone sent a jolt of electricity through his body. Apparently, the man answered his cellphone as it was plugged in to the wall, charging.
“A few days ago, a person was recharging his cell phone at home. Just at that time a call Came in and he answered it with the instrument still connected to the outlet. After a few seconds electricity flowed into the cell phone unrestrained and the young man was thrown to the ground with a heavy thud.
His parents rushed to the room only to find him unconscious, with a weak heartbeat and burnt fingers. He was rushed to the nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.”
So, the next time your phone rings while it’s charging, think about unplugging it from the wall first. Especially if you live in Ghana.