iPhone electric shock kills woman in China

APPLE is investigating the death of a Chinese woman who died after receiving an electric shock from her iPhone.

File photo of the Apple iPhone 5. Picture: Getty
File photo of the Apple iPhone 5. Picture: Getty

Ma Ailun, an air stewardess from the country’s Xinjiang region, died last week after taking a call on the device as it was being recharged, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua. She was 23.

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A message from Ma’s sister alerting Chinese iPhone users on social media to the incident was widely reposted, prompting the story to be picked up by the country’s state-run media.

Apple said in a statement to the Reuters agency: “We are deeply saddened to learn of this tragic incident and offer our condolences to the Ma family.

“We will fully investigate and cooperate with authorities in this matter.”