Monday, 27 July 2015
Student suffers serious burns when her phone charger EXPLODES across her bedroom setting it ablaze
Katy Emslie, 26 (inset), was using her laptop to recharge a portable EE power bar at her home in Aberdeen when the charger shot out 'like a firework' and flew across the room, setting alight to the carpet.
She said the charger crashed into a wall, charring the carpet below it (left), and caused a fire under her bed. In a panic, she tried to extinguish the flames with her bare hands, leaving them badly burned (right). She said: 'I tried patting the flames out with my hand because I was worried that the fire could spread.' Ms Emslie was then taken to A&E where medics spent hours treating her burns. They popped the blisters on her hands to allow the fluid to drain out before the burns were re-dressed.