Girl Hurt at Theme Park When E-Cig Shoots Fireball at Her

She was taken to hospital with mild to moderate burns
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 3, 2016 12:01 AM CDT
Girl Hurt When E-Cigarette Explodes on Universal Ride
The Hogwarts Express arrives at Hogsmeade station during a preview of Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Police say a teenage girl riding a Universal Orlando amusement park ride suffered burns when an electronic cigarette belonging to another rider exploded and shot a fireball at her, the AP reports. Police told the Orlando Sentinel the 14-year-old from Tennessee was riding the Hogwarts Express train Saturday with her family when an e-cigarette belonging to a rider in another group blew up in his pocket and the fireball hit her in the face and elsewhere. Lt. Dan Brady said the explosion wasn't big, but scared everyone on the train. The girl was taken to the hospital with mild to moderate burns to her face, arm, and leg. The man suffered minor injuries. (More e-cigarettes stories.)

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