OAP hospitalised after hairdryer catches on fire

An OAP was taken to hospital with smoke poisoning after her 30-year-old hair dryer burst into flames in Leonding, Austria.

The 77-year-old, told paramedics: “I switched it on but it didn’t work so I left it.

“I guess I must have forgotten to switch it off again though, because the next thing I knew the house was full of smoke.”

Firemen confirmed a faulty wire was to blame.