updated 03:00 pm EST, Wed November 28, 2007
Cellphone kills Korean man
In an unusual incident, a cellphone may be directly responsible for killing a South Korean man, says the Associated Press. The victim, who is being identified only by the last name Suh, was found dead in a quarry Wednesday morning, the battery of his cellphone melted in his shirt pocket. One of the examining doctors discovered burn-like injuries on his left chest, while the ribs and spine were found to be broken. It is believed though that the immediate cause of death was damage to his heart and lungs, caused by pressure from the exploding phone.
No specific model of phone has been mentioned, but it was built my Korea's own LG, which is refusing to comment on the incident until the cause of death is confirmed. An anonymous company official claims, however, that a killing cellphone explosion is practically impossible.