APPLE will probe Chinese bride-to-be’s death by iPhone5 eletrocution

  • Ma Ailun, a China Southern Airlines air hostess, died in Xinjian, China
  • Family say she was answering her iPhone 5 at home while it was charging
  • Sister says Ma bought hers from Apple store, was using original charger
  • Apple have launched investigation into claims and are ‘helping authorities’
  • iPhone 5 was launched with much fanfare across world in September

Apple has launched an urgent safety probe into its iPhone 5 amid claims a bride-to-be died from a massive electric shock while answering a call in China.

Ma Ailun, a former flight attendant with China Southern Airlines, collapsed to the ground when she picked up her smartphone as it charged at home on Thursday, her family said.

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The 23-year-old, who was planning to wed on August 8, was rushed to hospital in Xinjiang, northwest China, but medics were unable to revive her.

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