Man critically wounded in Netanya car explosion

July 5, 2013 13:54

Background of explosion not yet clear to police; suspicions that 50-year-old man may have been attempting suicide.

Car following explosion, July 5, 2013

burned out car370. (photo credit:Ronen Gurevich)

A car exploded at the corner of Ehud Manor and Zalman Shazar streets in Netanya on Friday morning, leaving a man, 50, critically wounded.

The victim was taken to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer with multiple injuries and burns to 100 percent of his body. He was unconscious and connected to a respirator when he was evacuated.

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Police were investigating whether the explosion was the result of a suicide attempt or perhaps of a mechanical failure.

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