A man in Horry County, South Carolina, left his Galaxy Note 7 charging in his garage and left to pick up his daughters, only to find his house in flames with firefighters already at the scene. In another incident a Jeep Cherokee caught fire, after a Galaxy Note 7, which was connected in the vehicle and on charge, exploded. According to Samsung itself, there have been at least 35 reported incidents of the phone exploding due to a faulty battery. The company has recalled some 2.5 million phones worldwide, and has also delayed its sales in India.
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Goa tops the rural penetration with 50 per 1000 households having access to internet, followed by the most literate state Kerala with 34, and Arunachal Pradesh with 19 households per 1000. Among the urban landscape, Mumbai leads the chart with 104/1000 households connected to the Internet, followed by Kerala and Himachal Pradesh (95 each) and Delhi (89.5).