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article imageIndian man believed to be killed from exploding Nokia phone

By Laura Trowbridge     Aug 18, 2010 in Technology
It is believed that a man from India was killed after his mobile phone, a Nokia 1209 model, exploded as he was using it near his farm in the Banda village, Kota, Rajasthan, in NW India.
According to Sky News, it is believed that Gopal Gujjar, 23, was using his mobile phone while in the woods near his farm, tending to his cattle grazing there. He left about noon to head into the woods, and his body was discovered that night.
Since he was alone with no one around to say exactly what happened, police concluded he was killed by the phone exploding on him. They discovered pieces of the Nokia 1209 phone scattered nearby, and there were injuries to Guijar's right ear, neck and shoulders.
While there have been other incidents of phones exploding while being charged, this is believed to be the first time a phone exploded in India while not being charged.
Earlier this year, a young housewife in Kadapa, India was killed while she was simultaneously charging and talking on a Chinese-made mobile phone.
Mobile phone explosions that end up killing people have been reported in different countries including China, South Korea and Nepal. But the incident reported in South Korea was proven false.
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