14-year-old boy grievously injured in mobile blast

14-year-old boy grievously injured in mobile blast

In second such incident since February, a 14-year-old boy was severely injured when a mobile phone exploded in his hand at his house at Attiganahalli in Pandavapura taluk, Mandya district, on March 14.

A Y Rohit, son of Yogaraju, was playing a game on his elder brother’s Chinese-make cellphone ‘Forme’, while simultaneously charging it, when the equipment exploded. Rohit lost a part of his righthand finger and suffered cut wounds on his left hand.Rohit is studying SSLC at the Government Higher Primary School in Sunkatonnur near his native village in the same district.

Rohit, currently being treated at the general ward in JSS Hospital on MG Road, told Deccan Herald that he had returned home from school around 1 pm on the day the incident occurred, and started playing a game soon after putting the phone on charge as the battery had drained. “However, the phone exploded immediately,” he said.

He was alone at home as his parents and brother were working in their agricultural field. 

Petrified, Rohit ran out of the house to meet his parents. He was provided first aid at the government hospital in Pandavapura town, before being shifted to JSS in Mysuru.

Rohit is now doubly worried, as he will be not able to write the SSLC examinations this year.

According to plastic surgeon Dr L Vijay, Rohit was operated upon with wound debridement, K-wire fixation and suturing, two days after the incident, on March 16. His condition is said to be stable.

Surgery on SeetharamOn February 3, Seetharam, a 18-year-old youth from Bihar, suffered grievous injuries on the lower part of his face, following a mobile phone blast at his makeshift shed at Kadaballi in Nagamangala taluk, Mandya district.On March 10, he underwent another major surgery for the reconstruction of his low jaw bone and lower lip, hospital sources said.

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