France: two children burned, an electronic cigarette would have ignited

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Orthez | Two kids aged 9 and twelve have been injured Monday in southwest France in a automobile hearth most likely linked to the combustion of an digital cigarette of their mom’s bag, positioned within the again, the gendarmerie introduced to an AFP correspondent.

In keeping with the primary parts of the investigation, an enormous flame arose from the purse of this girl who was driving within the metropolis of Ortez. She instantly stopped the automotive, however her two kids, sitting within the again, have been partially burned.

The eldest son, injured within the legs, arms and face, was hospitalized, as was his sister, who was extra mildly affected.

Investigators consider that the flame could have come from the overheating of the battery of the digital cigarette, undoubtedly due to the robust warmth which at the moment impacts the South-West.

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