Two injured in cell phone explosion in Kota

Rajkumar Meena (18) and Ghanshyam Meena (25) were grazing their cattle in a field in Aatuan village when two mobile phones, kept in one of their shirt pockets, exploded after lightning struck them last evening.

Both the youths received minor burn injuries in the incident, they said.

The cellphones were reported to be a Chinese-make.

According to eyewitnesses who rushed to the spot, the duo were found in a semi-conscious state with scattered pieces of the exploded mobile handsets, Budadeet police station SHO Dhirendra Singh said.

Sultanpur community health centre chief medical officer Dr S D Sharma said the youths were treated in the hospital for burn injuries on stomach and feet. They were later discharged, he said.

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