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Monday, August 23, 2010

Man killed in India as mobile phone explodes

The death of a man in India last week is being blamed on his mobile phone by many people, although a lightning strike is also being suggested as the cause. Gopal Gujjar died after taking cattle to graze near in the village of Kota. His death wasn't witnessed; he was found dead the following day, having suffered burns to his head. His shattered mobile phone was discovered nearby.

The local police are quoted as saying they currently believe the victim's phone was struck by lightning.

[Sources: CNN.com; IndiaTimes.com; EETimes.com]

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