Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dad Suffers Burns in E-Cig Explosion Horror ; SHOCK AS FLAMES LEAP FROM POCKET 'LIKE A FIREWORK'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dad Suffers Burns in E-Cig Explosion Horror ; SHOCK AS FLAMES LEAP FROM POCKET 'LIKE A FIREWORK'

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A DAD was left in crippling agony after an e-cig exploded 'like a firework' in his pocket.

Colin Crow, from Levenshulme, said the heat from the blast was so hot that it melted the cash card inside his pocket.

The 32-year-old described the explosion as like a firework, with flames leaping from his pocket and charring his left hand, thigh, knee and calf.

Colin, who has a seven-year-old son, had been on a night out with friends in Sheffield in January when the incident happened.

He said: "In an instant it stated firing like a Roman candle. It was terrifying.

"The flame shot from my pocket. It was about a foot long."

He was taken to a burns unit for specialist treatment.

The burns to his hand resulted in temporary loss of movement and the ones to his left leg have left him unable to walk without considerable pain. …

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