Video: Samsung Electronics halt to sales of its troubled Galaxy Note 7 handset

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(FILES) This file handout photo taken and released by Gwangju Bukbu Police Station on September 13, 2016 shows a blown-up Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone in Gwangju, 270 kms south of Seoul. Samsung Electronics plunged eight percent on October 11, 2016 after it called an unprecedented halt to sales of its troubled Galaxy Note 7 handset, while most regional markets struggled to maintain an early energy-fuelled rally. The world's biggest smartphone maker dragged Seoul's KOSPI down 1.2 percent after it told customers to stop using their Galaxy Note 7 devices and called a halt to worldwide sales, as US officials warned the phones could blow up. / AFP PHOTO / Gwangju Bukbu Police Station / STR / ALTERNATIVE CROP RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /GWANGJU BUKBU POLICE STATION" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS



Samsung Electronics plunged eight percent on October 11, 2016 after it called an unprecedented halt to sales of its troubled Galaxy Note 7 handset. Few days back the Galaxy Note 7 was left in the Jeep to charge with the air conditioning running, which exploded causing major damage.