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Bursting Nokia batteries leave three injured

Three people are injured in two separate incidents as Nokia mobile phone batteries burst in different towns of UP on Saturday.

lucknow Updated: Aug 25, 2007 21:18 IST


Three people were injured in two separate incidents when "dangerous" Nokia mobile phone batteries burst in different towns of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

According to the police, the battery of a Nokia 1100 handset burst suddenly leaving a mother and daughter wounded in Khanna town of Hamirpur district in southern Uttar Pradesh around noon.

The victims were identified as Savitri, 45 and her daughter Puja, 18.

"Savitri had just picked up her mobile to respond to an incoming call while it was being charged and her daughter was sitting close to her when their handset burst, causing burn injuries to both of them," police said. "The phone battery was manufactured in Hungary."

In another incident in Koren village in neighbouring Banda district, it was the same battery model but manufactured in Japan this time. It was inside a Nokia 1600 handset that burst in Koren, injuring 35-year-old Rajesh Kushwaha.

All three victims were stated to be "out of danger".

First Published: Aug 25, 2007 21:11 IST