Paradip: A young man died after a mobile phone, which was being charged, exploded while he was sleeping at an office of a truck owners association in Lokpada here in Odisha in the wee hours of Monday.
The deceased has been identified as Kuna Pradhan, a resident of Nayagarh district. He was working as a labourer at a temple construction work at Atharbanki area in Paradip town.
According to reports, Pradhan placed the mobile phone on his chest and went to bed. The device had been plugged in to a power socket at the time. When the mobile phone exploded, he died on the spot.
On being informed, police reached the spot and sent the body to a hospital for autopsy test.