Cellphone kills Nigerian man while plugged into wall charger

Barb Dybwad
B. Dybwad|08.27.05

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Barb Dybwad
August 27, 2005 10:00 AM
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Okay honestly, we gotta call "urban legend" on this one. Supposedly, a man in Nigeria was electrocuted and killed when he answered his cellphone while it was charging: "electricity flowed into the cell phone unrestrained and the young man was thrown to the ground with a heavy thud." He was then apparently dead upon arrival at the nearest hospital. Total bunk?

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