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Faulty iPhone's charger killed a 14-year-old girl

Faulty iPhone's charger killed a 14-year-old girl

In one teen's case, it led to her demise.

A teenage girl who was sleeping next to a damaged iPhone charging cable has died after rolling over it and being electrocuted.

They said the tragedy likely struck as she slept and rolled onto the iPhone's charging cable, which had tears in it and which electrocuted her with the current.

A see-through tape was also wrapped around the wire's faulty area, which suggests that Xoan was aware of the tear, but opted to continue using it.

Faulty iPhone's charger killed a 14-year-old girl
Faulty iPhone's charger killed a 14-year-old girl

Police from the Hoan Kiem district of Vietnamese capital Hanoi are reported to have found a white cable on the 14-year-old's bed with a slight tear in the rubber casing, which could have meant that the live wires inside were not protected, the Sun reports.

Investigators at the scene speculated that the victim plugged her iPhone 6 and lay on her bed - as she did so every night - alongside it.

14 year-old Le Thi Xoan was found unconscious by her parents with the device by her side. An exact cause of death has yet to be determined.

Last year, Trading Standards issued a statement urging Apple customers not to buy "fake" charger cables, warning that they could explode and potentially burn down a house. It is not thought those devices were made by Apple.

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