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Phone blasts in Odisha leading to teen’s death

Certain sections of the media reported that phone explosion resulted in terminal injuries on the teen's hand

In a scary incident, a Nokia handset exploded that resulted in the death of an 18-year-old teen in Odisha.

Identified as Uma Oram, hailing from village Kheriakani, she was killed after her phone exploded while she was talking on it.

Certain sections of the media reported that phone explosion resulted in terminal injuries on the teen’s hand, chest and leg.

She was declared dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Her family said that the battery of mobile phone was draining which is why she plugged it and then started talking.

The device has been identified as Nokia 5233.

It is yet not clear whether the Nokia 5233’s battery was replaced or if the charger used was unauthorized.

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