Boy killed as phone explodes during online class

By Hai Binh   October 14, 2021 | 09:30 pm PT
Boy killed as phone explodes during online class
A boy studies online at home in HCMC via a tablet, August 2021. Photo courtesy of parents
An 11-year-old boy in Nghe An Province has died of burn injuries after a phone he was using for online classes exploded during charging.

The Nam Dan District Department of Education said he had been studying at home wearing earphones on Thursday afternoon when the phone exploded.

Severely burned, he was rushed to hospital for emergency care but tragically died that night.

Nguyen Hong Son, chairman of Nam Dan District, said the boy’s family has not sought an investigation.

The district reopened schools over a month ago, but in order to be prepared in case of a sudden closure, authorities require them to have online classes one day a week.

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