Woman Electrocuted By iPhone
I am really hoping weird doesn’t come in threes. First there is a woman struck by lightning in a store checkout line…now a woman in China is electrocuted by her cell phone? What is going on?? Sounds like a fake story yet it is really under investigation.
Last Thursday, Ma Ailun, a 23-year-old woman from China’s western Xinjiang region and a flight attendant with China Southern Airlines, was electrocuted when she took a call on the charging mobile telephone, the official Xinhua news agency quoted police as saying on Sunday.
According to Reuters – Apple Inc is investigating an accident, the U.S. technology company said on Monday.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of this tragic incident and offer our condolences to the Ma family. We will fully investigate and cooperate with authorities in this matter,” Apple said in an e-mail.
Apple declined to comment on details, such as whether this was an isolated case.
Ma’s sister tweeted on Sina’s microblog saying that Ma collapsed and died after using her charging iPhone 5 and urged users to be careful, a message that went viral on the site.
Best I understand at this stage, they are looking to blame a faulty after market charger.