After Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was pulled off shelves due to catching fire, and there were isolated reports of an Apple iPhone 7 bursting into flames, there is now a case of a Reliance Jio Lyf handset reportedly exploding in Jammu & Kashmir.
Tanvir Sadiq posted this on Twitter:
Soon, the image and story were widely shared and retweeted on Twitter:
Now the JIO balloons are starting to burst and throwing the customers down to earth. Airtel is best Indian network any day— Sagar Akella (@akellav78) November 6, 2016
But the real high point in the drama came when J&K CM Omar Abdullah posted about the issue from his Twitter handle:
Glad everyone is safe Tanvir. This looks like it was a very narrow escape. I won't be using my handset anytime soon, that's for sure. https://t.co/gb9tXeD7aV— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) November 6, 2016
Tanvir, who, according to his Twitter page, is a 'political secretary' to the working president of the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, went on to post the following advice for other Lyf users:
He also demanded Reliance to take action:
Reliance Jio has said that is investigating the matter and apologised for the inconvenience caused. A team from the company reportedly allegedly went to Tanvir's house and spoke to him about the case, says this Financial Express report.
Feature Image Source: PTI/Twitter