Durban - The danger of your cellphone exploding is all too real, with imitation parts thought to have contributed to a curious case in Gauteng this week. On Tuesday a teenage girl from Wonderboom South was traumatised when her Blackberry cellphone exploded in her school bag.
Ina-Cherie Vermaak, 16, who attends a Christian school north of Pretoria, was walking to class after break when she heard a loud explosion, her mother told sister publication Pretoria News.
Her Blackberry cellphone’s battery had suddenly exploded. “Classmates rushed to help her out of the cloud of white smoke. Everyone got a huge fright. She was incredibly shocked because it was a massive explosion,” her mother said.
The school had phoned her mother who took her distraught daughter to hospital for a check-up.
“I cannot believe something like this could happen, but I am so glad she’s okay,” her mother said.