Man Killed in Suspected Phone Battery Explosion(The Korea Times)
This is a weird story, front page news here, and given the ubiquitous use of cellphones here, bound to make somebody nervous.
Man Killed in Suspected Phone Battery Explosion(The Korea Times): "A 33-year-old excavator driver was found dead on Wednesday in Cheongwon, North Chungcheong Province, after a suspected cell phone battery explosion, police said. The man, identified only with his surname Seo, was found lying dead beside his excavator in a stone quarry in Cheongwon at 8:40 a.m. by his colleagues. His cell phone was found in his shirt pocket with its battery severely melted and his chest burned and fractured, the police said. It is the first case of a suspected mobile phone battery explosion killing a person in Korea, though there have been several reports of such deaths in other countries."