As a result, a portion of the screen was no longer touch sensitive. Panic mode, as this phone is still being paid under installment and I could not afford another phone.
A quick search on Google yielded ways to solve this.
1. Do not turn on the phone.
2. Do not charge the phone
But all solutions had one thing in common. RICE
Since I cannot live without my phone and I was too lazy to swap out sim cards, this was what I did.