While explosions or blast if you like are common with war; cooking gas; firecracker, having smartphones bursting into flames are quite horrendous, but unfortunately, there has been an increase in the number of smartphones explosion in the last couple of years, especially since the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.
And while such blasts usually result in a couple of damages ranging from minor scars/bruises to a total loss of the phone, never have we had it resulting in the confirmed death of the victim. Now, a middle-aged Malaysian Man named Nazrin Hassan, CEO of Malaysian venture capital firm Cradle Fund has reportedly died of injuries attributed to smartphone explosion while asleep.
While there are diverse reports as to the actual cause of his death, a family source has it that Nazrin Hassan died of an inferno caused by an exploded mobile phone on the bed or bedside. While the identity of the phone that caused the explosion is yet to be ascertained, a family source has it that the CEO had an unnamed BlackBerry device and unnamed Huawei phone in his possession.
Further affirming the cause of the death of Nazrin, a press statement from Cradle Fund management says a post-mortem report put the cause of death as complications from blast injuries attributable to an exploding handphone that was being charged next to him.