Woman Electrocuted to Death After Using Apple iPhone 5

Jul 15 2013, 5:38am CDT | by , in News | Apple

Woman Electrocuted to Death After Using Apple iPhone 5

Apple will investigate the sad incident of iPhone shock death. A Chinese woman died after getting an electric shock while using her iPhone 5. The smartphone was recharging when she decided to use it and was electrocuted to death.

Apple has agreed to bear full responsibility for a tragic incident that occurred recently. A Chinese flight attendant died of electric shock while using her iPhone 5. According to China’s Xinhua Net News, she was planning on tying the knot in the near future. Ma Ailun was a 23 year old air hostess with China Southern Airlines who dropped dead after using her iPhone 5 while it was charging. A spokeswoman for Apple regretted the malfunction and stated to Bloomberg that the company will “fully investigate and cooperate with authorities." She said that the company was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic incident and would like to offer condolences to the family.

The tragic event took place at Ma Ailun’s residence in Xinjiang. The tragedy has created an uproar regarding safety concerns while using an iPhone 5. Ma Ailun’s brother spoke of how her whole family believed the smart phone was the reason behind her death. Her iPhone 5 has been put in custody of the police for further investigation. Meanwhile, many people have flooded the micro-blogging site Weibo speaking out against using the terrifying technology. The general advice seems to be never to use a mobile while it is being charged. One professor even said that nothing ought to be used while it was being charged be it an electric shaver or a mobile. 

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