A Chinese stewardess died by electrocution while she was talking on her iPhone which was charging at the time. It is not clear what happened or what caused the death but Apple officials say they are saddened by the accident and will cooperate with the authorities.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of this tragic incident and offer our condolences to the Ma family”. “We will fully investigate and co-operate with authorities in this matter,”
Chinese stewardess Ma Ailun was killed by electric shock while using an iPhone 5 that was recharging
Apple said in a statement
Ma Ailun, the 23-year-old flight attendant of the China Southern Airlines, passed away last Thursday after she answered an incoming call on her iPhone 5. Shortly after the accident, her sister revealed the story on Sina Weibo, the largest Chinese social network, and her posting has become viral, especially as users are now advised not to respond to a phone that is plugged to the electricity.
Police opened an investigation into the case but they lack options, and people from Apple say they are willing to give a helpful hand. Too little is currently known about the circumstances of the electrocution death, but it is rumored that the girl had wet hands.
News about people dying electrocuted while talking on the phone are very rare and most of the incidents so far have mainly come from India, a country where electricity grids are often improvised in a dangerous way.