Shrapnels from an exploding phone is the cause of death of Cradle Fund Snd Bhd CEO Nazrin Hassan, according to a statement released by the company on Friday (Jun 15).
The phone was charging next to him before exploding said reports.
In a media release on Friday, the company confirmed that the post-mortem report concluded the cause of death on Thursday as complications from blast injuries.
The injuries were attributed to the exploding handphone that was being charged in his bedroom. As a result of the explosion, the bed caught fire.
He might also have suffered from smoke inhalation while unconscious. The incident took place on June 14, a day before the Hari Raya celebrations in Malaysia.
“The post-mortem report concluded the cause of death as being a complication of blast injuries attributable to an exploding handphone that was being charged next to him,” the company’s management said in the statement.
Craddle is a subsidiary of the Malaysian Finance Ministry.
He was 45, and leaves behind a wife and four children, as well as one son from a previous marriage.
According to a family friend, Nazrin had complained of a migraine this afternoon and went to bed after taking some medication.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din told The Star on Thursday that around 30% of the victim’s body had been burnt.
In its statement Friday, Cradle said that for over 15 years, Nazrin had dedicated his efforts to promoting early-stage funding for technology startups.