By Associated Press
January 27, 2004, 8:54 AM EST
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A Malaysian man was shaken and scalded Tuesday after his mobile phone exploded beside him while he was sleeping, the national news agency reported.
Mohamed Radzuan Yasin said he was recharging his cell phone and placed it on his bed near him before he took a nap. Three hours later, he was jarred awake by what he described as a small explosion.
"The explosion scalded my buttocks, while there were burn marks on the mattress and the wall," Mohamed Radzuan told Bernama news agency.
"At first I was confused about what had exploded, but I realized it was my mobile phone when I saw it was shattered in pieces," he said.
Mohamed Radzuan, a 40-year-old electrician in Kuala Pilah district, about 50 miles south of Kuala Lumpur, said he had purchased a new battery for the phone a week ago.
He received treatment for the injury at a hospital and subsequently filed a police report concerning the incident, Bernama reported.