Beijing, July 15: Apple, US-based multinational corporation, might have received one of the most shocking news so far. Bereaved family members of a Chinese girl accused Apple iPhone of killing their daughter -- Ma.
The 23-year-old victim, who had worked as a flight attendant at China Southern Airlines, reportedly was electrocuted while using her iPhone. The family hails from Xinjiang's city of Changji
The news attracted everyone's attention when the victim's sister Ailun turned up to Sina Weibo (a Twitter-like micro-blogging site in China) saying that Ma was electrocuted while trying to answer a call on her iPhone. The device was connected with charger.
Ailun's post reads, "(I) hope that Apple Inc can give us an explanation. I also hope that all of you will refrain from using your mobile devices while charging."
Soon, Ailun's post on Sina Weibo had gone viral as many forwarded the message warning others of the dangers of using mobile devices while they are being charged.
Ma's father confirmed that his daughter was electrocuted. He also informed that Ma's body showed signs of electrocution.
Ailun sought justice from Apple. Meanwhile, Apple issued an official statement saying, "deeply sorry for the unfortunate accident". The company also expressed condolence to the victim and her family. It said it would have a thorough probe into the case.