SEOUL, South Korea An exploding mobile phone battery apparently killed a South Korean man in the first such known case in this gadget-obsessed country, police say.I'm only guessing, but this is probably some kind of fluke occurrence. Expect the chicken littles out there to add this to the list of daily worries. Like cell phone use causes brain tumors, laptop batteries cause fires etc etc.
The man, identified only by his family name Suh, was found dead at his workplace in a quarry Wednesday morning and his mobile phone battery was melted in his shirt pocket, a police official in Cheongwon, 135 kilometers (85 miles) south of Seoul, told The Associated Press.
"We presume that the cell phone battery exploded," the police official said on condition of anonymity.
The official said the phone was made by South Korea's LG Electronics, the world's fifth-biggest handset maker.
On second thought, my laptop is feeling rather warm now. Maybe I should........
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