18 Aug 2010

Exploding mobile kills man

Nokia 1209

This is scary. There have been multiple hoaxes of deaths due to exploding cell phone batteries, but this appears real.

23 year old Gopal Gujjar was found dead with serious injuries to his ear, neck and shoulders. Police believe he was killed by the device after discovering pieces of the Nokia 1209 handset, a basic model released in August 2008, scattered nearby.

When similar such incidents had occurred in 2003, Nokia had claimed that duplicate batteries being used in most such phones were to blame.