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Man suffers severe burns after iPhone 6 exploded in his pocket

The Sydney cyclist was then forced to undergo graft surgery after the incident, reported the Yahoo News.

Bondi mountain-biker Gareth Clear, 36, was cycling around Manly Dam on Sunday afternoon when he stacked his bike.
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Mr Clear fell from his bike, landing on his iPhone 6. Moments later he noticed the smell of smoke, and felt a “searing heat”. This was all the warning he received before the phone ignited.

The explosion melted through Mr Clear’s shorts and two layers of his skin.

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Following the phone burst, his upper right thigh was so severely burnt he was forced to undergo skin graft surgery at the burns unit of the Royal North Shore Hospital.

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Mr Clear said he could see the metal of the phone “bending” and “all the lithium leaking out of the bottom end [of the phone].” He insisted the accident was a “one-in-a-million” occurrence.

“I hit a part of the phone which pierced the lithium battery and it exploded,” he explained.

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Mr. Clear said he would request the Apple to investigate the incident.

It’s expected Mr Clear will be house bound for a week, but could take “weeks” to recover fully. The man had bought the phone around six months ago.

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