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Smartphone explosion allegedly kills Cradle CEO

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | Edited by : AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
Published Jun 21, 2018, 9:08 pm IST
Updated Jun 22, 2018, 10:02 am IST
Witnesses say that one of Nazrin Hassan’s Blackberry or Huawei smartphones exploded, claiming his life instantly.
Hassan used both a Blackberry and a Huawei handset as his daily drivers. (Representative Image)
 Hassan used both a Blackberry and a Huawei handset as his daily drivers. (Representative Image)

In what comes as one of the worst incidents related to a smartphone’s battery explosion, Malaysian company Cradle's CEO Nazrin Hassan’s smartphone allegedly exploded while charging, instantly claiming his life in the process. Sources close to Hassan stated that one of two smartphones, either the Blackberry or Huawei, was the cause of the explosion. According to an official statement released by Cradle, the police have concluded a post-mortem, suggesting that death was caused due to injuries from the exploding smartphone.

Hassan’s brother-in-law also stated that the incident took place while one of his two smartphones was kept on charge. Hassan used both a Blackberry and a Huawei handset. It’s still unclear as to which one of the two exploded, causing the mishap. “He had two phones, one Blackberry and a Huawei. We don't know which one exploded. Who would have thought such an innocuous routine procedure is the reason three young kids will grow up without their father by their side,” Hassan's brother-in-law told local news agencies.

 

While some reports suggest that the shards from the exploding smartphone could have caused immediate death, the police have concluded otherwise. An official statement from Cradle suggests that the postmortem report states “the cause of death as being a complication of blast injuries attributable to an exploding handphone that was being charged next to Hassan.”

It’s not clear as to which handset from the two brands, that Hassan owned, caused the issue. It is also unclear as to what was the condition of the smartphone while the incident took place and whether the exploding smartphone was on genuine spares.

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