Schoolgirl, 16, is electrocuted in Thailand as she listened to music on her phone with headphones while it was charging

  • Thanyaluck Fai Phadasri, 16, died while studying at her parents’ home in Thailand
  • She was listening to music on her phone with headphones while it was charging
  • Police say the device malfunctioned, giving the schoolgirl a fatal electric shock 
  • She was discovered by her parents as they called her downstairs for dinner 

A teenage schoolgirl has been electrocuted in Thailand as she listened to music on he phone with headphones while the device was charging. 

Thanyaluck Fai Phadasri, 16, was found dead on her bed at her parents’ home in Roi Et, northeastern Thailand, on September 10.

The teenager had been studying in her room when her phone malfunctioned, giving her a fatal electric shock, police said. 

Thanyaluck Fai Phadasri, 16, was electrocuted in Thailand as she listened to music on her phone with headphones while it was plugged in an charging

Thanyaluck Fai Phadasri, 16, was electrocuted in Thailand as she listened to music on her phone with headphones while it was plugged in an charging

The schoolgirl was discovered by grandmother Nookrai (centre) as she called the girl down for dinner at her parents' home on September 10

The schoolgirl was discovered by grandmother Nookrai (centre) as she called the girl down for dinner at her parents’ home on September 10

Thanyaluck was discovered lying next to her schoolbooks by her parents who had come to her room to call her for dinner.

They found the charred phone in the unconscious girl’s hand, with burn marks around her neck and on her arms.

Father Thongchai Phadasri, 39, said he performed CPR on his daughter as paramedics were called.

Despite their best efforts, Thanyaluck could not be revived and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘I am heartbroken. She loved school and went to her room to do homework every day as soon as she came home,’ he said.

Sobbing grandparent Nookrai Phadasri, 65, said she had arrived at the family home on the day in question and had started cooking dinner.

Nookrai had then called up to Thanyaluck’s room. When there was no reply, the family forced their way inside and found the girl dead. 

Nookrai added: ‘We are so sad that the died alone and there was nothing we could do to help her.’

The devastated family found Thanyaluck in her bedroom (pictured) with the charred phone in one hand and a schoolbook in the other

The devastated family found Thanyaluck in her bedroom (pictured) with the charred phone in one hand and a schoolbook in the other

Police Lieutenant Colonel Ning Supavit said: ‘The young schoolgirl suffered an electric shock that was so powerful, she could not survive.

‘From the initial investigation at the scene, we identified the smartphone as being the cause of death. 

‘She was holding it while it was charging and also she had earphones in to listen to something.’

Police said that Thanyaluck’s smartphone was charred and no longer functioning, so they were unable to determine what she was browsing at the time.

Thanyaluck’s funeral was held on Saturday at the local Buddhist temple where family and friends gathered.

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