Worker may have been killed by mobile phone
SEOUL- A 33-year old South Korean quarry worker was found dead with a burning mobile phone stuck to his chest, police and the doctor who examined the man said yesterday.
The man, who was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital, had burns on his chest, fractured ribs and internal bleeding, the doctor said.
"When he was admitted into the emergency room, the melted mobile phone was stuck to the left side of his shirt,"said Kim Hoon, professor at emergency department at Chungbuk National University Hospital, who examined the victim.
Ï cannot think of any cause of his death other than his mobile phone exploding, Kim Hoon said.
Police said they are investigating that as a possible cause and whetehr it was triggered by a faulty battery, Yonghap news agency reported. It will take about 10 days to complete the probe into what led to the death. - Reuters.
Borneo Post 30 November 2007 P.A2