LETHAL: Vape pen
A 38-year-old man in Florida was killed when his vape pen exploded, sending projectiles into his head and causing a small fire in his house, in what is believed to be one of the first deaths from an e-cigarette explosion.

Tallmadge D’Elia was found on 5 May in the burning bedroom of his family’s home in St. Petersburg, according to Tampa Bay Times.

An autopsy report released this week blamed a vape pen explosion for his death, and he suffered burns on about 80 percent of his body.

The “mod”-type pen, distributed by Smok-E Mountain, is manufactured in the Philippines, according to a company Facebook page, the Times reported.

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