This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

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.


Print this page | E-mail this page

CSA Sira Test