- The Washington Times
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A 23-year-old Chinese woman was shocked to death while answering a telephone call on her iPhone while it was charging.

The woman owned an iPhone5, Reuters reported. Apple reportedly is investigating the incident. Bloomberg reported that Ma Ailun, 23, who worked as a flight attendant for China Southern Airlines, was exiting her bath when the phone rang. The woman’s sister said on Twitter that Miss Ma — who was due to be married in August — fell to the floor right after answering the phone.

“We will fully investigate and cooperate with authorities in this matter,” Apple said in a statement to Reuters. And to Bloomberg, the a spokesperson with Apple China said: “We are deeply saddened to learn of this tragic incident and offer our condolences to the Ma family.”

Apple did not clarify whether other similar cases of shock have been reported with its phones.

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