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Woman suffers severe burns after Malaysia petrol station mobile phone explosion

30 June 2016

According to The Star Online, a woman suffered severe burns when her mobile phone caused an explosion as she was talking on it inside her car at a petrol station in Setapak, Malaysia. A City Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the victim suffered 60% burns and that the cause of the explosion was her use of her mobile phone while fuelling her car.

The spokesman said the problem was that the woman had closed her car door while sitting inside the car to answer the phone, and that fumes had built up inside the car. He urged the public to be cautious and refrain from using their mobile phones when refuelling their vehicles.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital.

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