Phones exploding aren’t exactly new, and we have heard cases where exploding phones have caused injuries. However it seems that over in Odisha, India, it has been reported that a teen lost her life after the Nokia 5233 exploded while she was on the phone. The reports claim that she was talking to a relative when the incident happened.

Apparently the teen was knocked unconscious following the explosion and as a result suffered injuries to her hand, leg, and chest. She was rushed to a local hospital but unfortunately the doctors were unable to save her and she died. Considering that HMD Global is more or less the face of Nokia these days, the company has since come forward with a statement denying that they had anything to do with the manufacturing of the handset.

According to a statement made to BGR India, HMD Global said, “We are deeply saddened to hear of the unfortunate incident involving a 19-year-old girl that has been reported. The mobile phone in question was not manufactured or sold by HMD Global, the new home of Nokia phones, setup in December 2016 to create a new range of devices. As HMD Global, we are committed to producing high quality handsets which deliver a strong user experience and meet high customer expectations.”

It should be pointed out that the Nokia 5233 is a very old phone that was originally launched back in 2010. However the handset is still being sold today on Amazon India where it is priced at 2,990 Indian Rupees which is roughly $45.

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