from the New York Post

On Tuesday morning, an e-bike battery exploded in a Chinatown repair shop.

The ensuing fire killed four people who lived above the store, and injured two others — elderly people who had nothing to do with the facility. 

The latest victims bring the death toll from e-mobility “device” fires this year to 13 — and to 23 since 2021.

E-bike blazes — caused when the massive amount of energy stored in substandard batteries spontaneously ignites — are the leading cause of fire death in New York City. 

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