North West Wales

Girl injured by 'exploding' phone charger on Bangor bus

A teenager was injured after her mobile phone charger "exploded" while she was travelling on a bus in Gwynedd.

The girl, 14, was taken to Bangor's Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital by paramedics after the device burst into flames, according to witnesses.

About 20 passengers had to be evacuated on the Llandudno to Caernarfon bus service near Llandygai.

The charger has been handed to trading standards officials following the incident on Saturday.

Witness Mark Roberts, 65, of Bangor, who kicked the "melted charger" off the bus, said it blew up "like an incendiary device".

He said he saw a white flash and a flame about 50cm (19in) high, which caused the girl to drop the charger to the floor.

The flame singed the girl's hair and burned her hands, he said.

Passengers continued their journey on a replacement bus.

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