Relatives of a 23-year-old woman from northwest China have claimed that
she died after being electrocuted while using her iPhone.
sister of victim, Ailun, said on Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of
Twitter, that Ma was electrocuted while trying to answer a call on her
iPhone while the device was charging, Xinhua reported.
that Apple Inc can give us an explanation. I also hope that all of you
will refrain from using your mobile devices while charging," her post
The post has gone viral online, with many forwarding the
message and warning others of the dangers of using mobile devices while
they are being charged.
Ma's father, Ma Guanghui, confirmed that his daughter was electrocuted, adding that her body showed signs of electrocution.
Ma, a resident of Xinjiang's city of Changji, was previously employed as a flight attendant at China Southern Airlines.
Ma's sister said she hopes to seek justice from Apple.
said Sunday the company felt "deeply sorry for the unfortunate
accident" and expressed condolence to the victim and her family. It said
it would have a thorough probe into the case.