Cause unknown, phone initially reported as HTC model
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A young man’s left hand was injured when his smartphone, initially reported as
an HTC model, exploded as he was traveling on a Taipei Mass Rapid Transit train, reports said Wednesday.
The cause of the explosion was still being investigated, according to officials. Previous smartphone explosions across the world during the past years were most frequently linked to South Korean phone giant Samsung.
The man named Chen and believed to be in his early twenties, was a passenger on a train traveling through Nanjing Songjiang MRT Station during the evening rush hour, around 6 p.m.
For an unexplained reason, the phone he was holding in his hand exploded, with glass shards injuring his hand and causing him to bleed profusely, reports said. [FULL STORY]