I have always had my doubts about Laptop computers, this just confirms my doubts.
There was a guy in Germany(I think), that recieved serious burns to his Groin and Scrotal area, when the battery in his Lap-top exploded, this was only a few weeks ago.
I wonder if this is the same type of cause, in the case that you have presented?, mind you, it must have been a large explosion to cause injuries like that.
It would pay to find out what Brand of Lap- top was involved in each incident, as this may be a faulty batch of batteries.
[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 01-17-2003).]