J'lem sanitation worker loses arm in garbage bag blast

Police say small pipe bomb placed in garbage bag in Gilo neighborhood; another sanitation worker lightly injured in explosion.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 6, 2011 10:52
J'lem sanitation worker loses arm in garbage bag blast

mda ambulance 224.88. (photo credit: MDA)

 
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A sanitation worker of the Jerusalem Municipality on Sunday was moderately injured by an explosion apparently set off when he picked up a garbage bag in Jerusalem.

The blast occurred on the corner of Hebron Road and Rosemary Street in the Gilo neighborhood in the city.

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The worker lost his arm in the explosion, which police say was caused by a small pipe bomb that was placed in the garbage bag.

Another sanitation worker who was working alongside the victim, was also lightly injured in the explosion.

An MDA team transferred the workers to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.

Police were investigating the circumstances behind the incident, and sappers were on the scene checking the area.

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