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Women using handphone at petrol station in Setapak Indah causes blast

A woman suffered 60% burns to her body after her mobile phone exploded while she was using it at a petrol station in Setapak Indah, Kuala Lumpur, today.

Photo from Bernama

Photo from Bernama

According to the Wangsa Maju Fire and Rescue Department, they received a distress call at 1.30pm of an explosion at the petrol station.

Upon arrival, they discovered that the explosion occurred in a Perodua Axia.

“The cause of the explosion stemmed from the victim, who is in her 20s, using her handphone while filling up petrol.”

The victim suffered 60% burns to her body and was rushed to the nearest hospital. It is believed fumes from a pump nozzle burst into flames, sparked by her handphone.

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