A man was killed when a charging E-cigarette exploded and ignited oxygen equipment he is believed to have been using, Merseyside’s fire service said.

The 63 year old victim was found in the living room of a house in Penkett Road, Wallasey.

A small fire in the bedroom of the property had gone out before Merseyside firefighters arrived. Since January, nine fires involving E-cigarettes have been recorded in Merseyside.

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