Exploding Samsung Galaxy left seven-year-old Kazakhstan girl with horrific injuries

Published: April 25, 2014

Ariana Aitzhan, had been playing in the garden with friends at her home in the Kazakhstan capital Astana when her smartphone exploded in her pocket. CEN News.

CEN NEWS

A furious dad whose seven-year-old daughter was left with horrific injuries when her Samsung Galaxy S2 exploded in her pocket is refusing to hand it back to the manufacturers despite the fact that they offered to pay for all the medical bills and plastic surgery.

The girl, Ariana Aitzhan, had been playing in the garden with friends at her home in the Kazakhstan capital Astana when her parents suddenly heard her screaming.

They rushed outside to be told by her friends that something had exploded in her pocket, and nearby they discovered the remains of the telephone.

Her dad, Yerlan Aitzhan, 43, said: “When it exploded she was screaming and calling for help, a neighbour that was nearest pulled her jeans off and said that some of her skin came away with it. The burn was horrific – it went all the way through to the bone.”

He said that she was currently in hospital where she needed a skin transplant and her mother Alia Kamzina added: “She is in shock still, as are we all.

“She is now afraid of smartphones, she can’t bear to even see one being used without being terrified.”

The family said that they had also contacted Samsung who had instantly promised to reimburse and pay all the costs for the medical treatment, but her parents said it was not only about that.

Her father said: “I have paid for an independent examination of the phone. I want to know why it happened and who was to really blame before I hand it over to their private investigators. I want to see those who were really to blame punished properly.”

Ariana Aitzhan’s smartphone exploded in her pocket.CEN News.

He said he was not prepared to simply be one of those people who was paid off in order to cover up the problem and at the same time allowing others to be hurt in the future.

He added: “I was shocked when I looked on the internet and discovered that this was not the first time it happened, and that smartphones do now and then explode. Cases have been recorded not just here but in Germany and other countries. I want to warn other parents to be very careful before deciding to give their children phones. I want to get the maximum publicity for what happened to me to make others aware of the risks.”


Tags: , , , , , , , ,





Featured

Pakistan

Kids sweatshirts made in Pakistan and sold at Kroger, Fred Meyer stores in the U.S. recalled for choking hazard

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Nearly 8,000 children’s hoodies are being recalled because of a possible choking risk. No injuries have been reported, but…
Continue Reading »

RELIGION-CRISIS

Buddhists hard-liners from Myanmar, Sri Lanka formalize agreement to protect religion

KRISHAN FRANCIS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A Myanmar Buddhist monk and a Sri Lankan ultranationalist both known for campaigning against Muslims signed…
Continue Reading »

Crime-Vancouver-BC

Surrey Six murder trial: ‘But where is Christopher?’ With verdict expected Thursday, here’s what we know

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI Nearly a year to the day the trial began, a judge is expected to hand down her verdict Thursday in the…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

Crime-Vancouver-BC

Surrey Six murder trial: ‘But where is Christopher?’ With verdict expected Thursday, here’s what we know

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI Nearly a year to the day the trial began, a judge is expected to hand down her verdict Thursday in the…
Continue Reading »

White House: ‘We support the aspirations’ of Hong Kong democracy protesters

By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON — Foreign governments expressed support Monday for historic protests in Hong Kong despite a pointed warning from the…
Continue Reading »

1PNG_0929N_CITY_INQUEST_218232808

Mexican woman sneaked into Canada through bushes, border officer tells coroner’s inquest

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI A Mexican woman who committed suicide in custody awaiting deportation had sneaked into Canada through the bushes in Surrey, a coroner’s…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

body image-beauty-weight-control

Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

IANS Toronto – Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their high body mass index…
Continue Reading »

British comedian John Oliver takes aim at Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's U.S. visit on his HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. YouTube/Screengrab.

British comedian John Oliver again covers Indian politics in HBO show, takes aim at Modi’s U.S. visit (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI British comedian John Oliver has covered Indian politics yet again on his new HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In this…
Continue Reading »

Sandy Sidhu main.jpg

Nanaimo’s Sandy Sidhu to appear in film at VIFF, but the actress is still waiting for her big break

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It took years for Nanaimo’s Sandy Sidhu to admit that she was an aspiring actress. Enrolled at UBC for cell biology…
Continue Reading »

shah-rukh-khan-bn6a4756

Review: Was Shah Rukh Khan’s SLAM! The Tour worth the 3 hour delay in Vancouver?

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI After a nearly three-hour delay, Bollywood finally took over Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum Saturday night with a lavish evening of song, dance,…
Continue Reading »

Barbie

Religious groups angry over Barbie as Hindu goddess Kali, Virgin Mary (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI Two artists from Argentina have given the legendary Barbie and Ken dolls forms of various religious figurines from Jesus and Mary to Hindu…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Bollywood

Fawad Khan: I like the idea of virgin romance

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Mumbai – His debut Bollywood film “Khubsoorat” features quite a few fudged kissing scenes and Fawad Khan, the Hindi film industry’s…
Continue Reading »

Sushmita Sen (L) and Hrithik Roshan (R) will be featured int he upcoming Mytra Fashion Weekend in Mumbai. Getty Images.

Sushmita Sen, Hrithik Roshan to glam up Mumbai’s Myntra Fashion Weekend

IANS Mumbai  – Former beauty queen and actress Sushmita Sen is set to scorch the ramp as showstopper on the opening day of fashion, beauty…
Continue Reading »

Tommy Hilfiger (L) says he is a fan of Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor (R). Getty Images.

Tommy Hilfiger fond of Bollywood films, favours Sonam Kapoor

IANS New Delhi  – American designer Tommy Hilfiger loves to watch Bollywood movies and appreciates the growing fashion quotient in Hindi movies and his favourite…
Continue Reading »