Boy burned by exploding cell phone

The explosion set the boy's bed on fire, burning his legs


By Martin Bagot

COVENTRY, England — An 11-year-old boy from Coventry suffered burns to his legs when a mobile phone exploded and set fire to his bed.

Kian McCreath, of Holbrooks, woke up screaming when his brother's BlackBerry erupted into flames setting his duvet and mattress alight in the bedroom they share. The Cardinal Newman School pupil had melted plastic stuck to his legs and was put in the bath, before being taken to University Hospital.

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