In the first such case in Korea, a 33-year-old man was found dead on Wednesday, presumably killed by a cell phone battery explosion, police said. The cell phone was the product of a LG Electronics.
Is it even possible for this to happen? Just think of the mechanics required for an exploding phone to cause enough tissue damage to kill a person. Maybe if held up to your eye (easy access to your brain) and it exploded they maybe but which part would be forced into your brain and would the batter provide enough force to push through all of the electronics to do so? Seems a little fishy to me.
The man, identified only by his family name, Sur, was found dead by his coworkers at a quarry in North Chungcheong Province where he was employed as a shovel operator, according to the police. (link)