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In a first, Samsung Note 4 catches fire in Pakistan

Maryam Dodhy Written by Maryam Dodhy · 1 min read>

Samsung has had a pretty tough year so far. Numerous cases have sprung up of Samsung gadgets catching fire and putting at risk the lives of their owners. However, Pakistani Samsung customers seemed to have been fairing well until earlier today when news started circulating of a Note 4 bursting into flames.

Aftab Afridi, a young lad from Islamabad took to Twitter to recount the horrific incident. According to him, he put his Samsung Note 4 on charging before going to sleep. What woke him up was a blast from the phone as it burst into flames right before his eyes. He quickly unplugged the charger and allegedly burnt his fingers in the process.

This is the first case of its kind to surface in Pakistan. However, this year has plagued Samsung with repeated news of their latest flagship device Note 7 bursting into flames. The situation got so bad that Samsung has decided to halt production and sales of the Note 7. The newest flagship from Apple has also seen a case where the iPhone 7 exploded before being taken out of the box.

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Written by Maryam Dodhy
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