Hair-raising footage shows the moment a mobile phone's battery exploded into flames while a worker was repairing the device. The incident took place at a repair shop in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam. The worker was repairing the phone a loud blast occurred. The next moment, the phone's battery was seen going up in flames, sending the worker scrambling to get it out of the way.
The video shows the worker, who was barefooted, throwing the burning phone on the ground. Another worker at the shop was seen hurrying away too as the explosion occurred.
The incident took place on November 5, 2021, and was recently shared by the YouTube channel, ViralHog. The caption read, “The worker was repairing the phone when the phone battery exploded. Luckily no one was injured.”
The video has been viewed thousands of times on the platform, where it has shocked many.
One user commented, “Imagine if a smartphone exploded in the owner's pocket.”
Another person wrote, “Likely the phone already had a knock-off battery.”
Users were glad that the worker escaped unscathed. Praising the worker's presence of mind, one user wrote, “Smooth operator tossing it to the floor like a dirty towel.”
While users run the risk of being seriously hurt when their mobile phone explodes, there have been instances when these devices have saved lives in unique ways. Recently, a man in Brazil was trying to save himself during an armed robbery. He was shot during the incident but the bullet did not injure him. How? He was saved by his smartphone. His five-year-old Motorola smartphone took most of the impact of the bullet. The phone not only saved the man's life but also garnered a lot of online attention because of its Hulk cover.
Sometimes, phones also cause trouble in the most unexpected of ways. We all have heard about tampered devices or failed deliveries. But a man in Kerala was in for a shock when he received a bar of soap and a Rs 5 coin instead of an iPhone 12 that he had ordered online. The man had paid over Rs 70,000 for the phone. He filed a complaint with the police and received a refund.Click for more trending news