Feb 03 2009

China: Man killed by exploding cellphone

Published by at 5:10 am under China internet

Just posted one of the breaking stories in China and now another is moving up the list of top searches in China.   A man in Guangzhou was killed when his cellphone exploded.  This was the 9th such incident reported since 2002.

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “China: Man killed by exploding cellphone”

  1. jumperon 04 Feb 2009 at 8:43 am

    It may not have been his cell phone battery as previously thought:


    “However, new information has been revealed that casts doubt on the mobile-phone narrative: the following New Express article, translated by Mark Binnersley, blames homemade explosives:”

  2. Heikeon 04 Feb 2009 at 9:40 am

    Everything from “homemade explosives” to “homemade gun.” I’ve seen reports of massive explosions on buses due to homemade explosives used in illegal mining operations.

  3. CBRP1R8on 04 Feb 2009 at 9:55 am

    Chinese mob hit? Sounds like it…perfect way to send the go signal to the phone is to make the call that ends with his head exploding.

    Just sayin’…

  4. Heikeon 04 Feb 2009 at 10:06 am

    Old: Franky, the boss says you gotta go start the car.

    New: Wang, the boss says you gotta answer the phone.

  5. Heikeon 04 Feb 2009 at 10:08 am


    I’m going to fix that stupid banner if it kills me. I know it looks like hell right now but I’ve got about 10 other versions in the works.

    Problem: They are all worse than the current one…sigh.

  6. Eastwoodon 04 Feb 2009 at 12:02 pm

    hmm… the text in the banner looks a bit ms-word’ish…

  7. Heikeon 04 Feb 2009 at 5:03 pm

    You know, I’ve been playing around with Gimp for the last couple of days and I HATE it!!

    Its probably not a bad program but I can’t figure it out to save my life. I should probably read the directions but what fun is that?