Then again, the story didn’t quite fit the evidence found by the coroner. As it followed, the victim’s co-worker suddenly changed his story:
"I was moving the excavator and Seo was suddenly out of my sight. I ran out and saw he was lying down bleeding and his clothes on fire.” Kwon told the police "All this happened in a moment, and I was too afraid about the accident. So I lied that the battery exploded and killed Seo."
In the mean time, a spokesperson for LG (the maker of the victim’s phone) came with a blunt statement that was supposed to trash any rumor that such a battery could explode in such a manner.