British father reveals the horrific burns he suffered when his e-cigarette EXPLODED in his pocket
Graham Tooby said he was left scarred after his electronic cigarette caught fireHe had been in his Dubai garden when the lithium battery in the vape exploded Mr Tooby was left was permanent injuries and had to undergo a skin graft
These images show the shocking burns suffered by a British man after his e-cigarette blew up in his pocket.
Graham Tooby, a British photographer and videographer, was left permanently scarred and unable to work for two months after the incident in Dubai, where he lives with his wife Kathryn and their two boys, aged three and six.
Mr Tooby, 48, had been celebrating New Year with friends and family at his garden when he was suddenly engulfed in blue flames after the lithium battery in his vape machine exploded.
He told local media: ‘My brother in law threw water over me, but because lithium batteries don’t stop until they run out of energy it kept on burning.’
Graham Tooby in his hospital bed after the injury. ‘Without warning fireworks were coming from my pocket and we were all just trying to stop it,’ he said
The electronic cigarette and battery that exploded. Mr Tooby said when he finally managed to pull off his trousers he saw that he had a large burn the size of a man’s hand at the top of his left thigh
Gruesome injuries suffered by Graham Tooby after the vaping device exploded in his pocket
He added: ‘There was instant pain and panic and I didn’t really know what to do because it had all happened so suddenly, it wasn’t as though the device had heated up beforehand, it literally went from zero to blue flames and loud hissing in seconds.
‘Without warning fireworks were coming from my pocket and we were all just trying to stop it.’