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Man injured after e-cigarette explodes in face in Malaysian town

/ 07:32 AM November 12, 2015

A man in Gopeng, Malaysia reportedly needed six stitches on his lips after an e-cigarette or vape exploded when he was using it.

Salleh Awang Hat, 33, was traumatized by the incident on Nov 5 and has since quit vaping.

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It is understood that the victim had just lighted up the vape which suddenly exploded before he managed to take a puff.

“The mouthpiece flew off like a bullet and fortunately it did not hit the face,” he said recalling the incident, which has gone viral in social media.

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Salleh Awang said he was lucky that it exploded before he could inhale the smoke, otherwise he could have been “shot” in the mouth.

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