A man in Guangdong Province died after he decided to light up while inside a high-pressure oxygen chamber, blowing up the hospital ward in the process.
The 65-year-old was getting hyperbaric treatment for a head wound, and is thought to have grabbed a cigarette while the doctors were out of sight.
His bed linen quickly caught fire, and the oxygen triggered an explosion.
During the investigation, a melted lighter was found with the man’s charred body. His family is demanding to know why the hospital staff hadn’t taken it away from him.
Translated research by Lulu.