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Shocking moment three Ukrainian men are seriously hurt when one sets off a GRENADE in their car


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Three men are in hospital in critical condition after one of them detonated a hand grenade inside a car during a drunken argument in Ukraine.   

The moment of the explosion was caught on a CCTV camera in the village of Lelyaky in the central Vinnytsia region.

The clip shows a man getting out of a car seconds before it is destroyed by an explosion.

Three men are in hospital in critical condition after one of them detonated a hand grenade inside a car during a drunken argument in Ukraine. Pictured is the blood-stained car

The moment of the explosion was caught on a CCTV camera in the village of Lelyaky in the central Vinnytsia region

The moment of the explosion was caught on a CCTV camera in the village of Lelyaky in the central Vinnytsia region

Three other men who were inside the car suffered horrific injuries due to the blast.

According to reports, four friends, who have not been named, were travelling to the town of Zhmerynka located in the same region when they got lost.

At one point, the drunk pals turned the wrong way, got lost and started arguing over the situation.

The clip shows a man getting out of a car seconds before it is destroyed by an explosion

The clip shows a man getting out of a car seconds before it is destroyed by an explosion

Meanwhile, all hell broke loose as one of three men, who stayed in the car, grabbed a hand grenade from his pocket and pulled the pin from it

Meanwhile, all hell broke loose as one of three men, who stayed in the car, grabbed a hand grenade from his pocket and pulled the pin from it

Soon one of them – a 52-year-old man – got out of the car to find somebody and ask for the right direction.

Meanwhile, all hell broke loose as one of three men, who stayed in the car, grabbed a hand grenade from his pocket and pulled the pin from it.

In several seconds the weapon exploded causing horrific wounds to the driver and two passengers.

The shocked fourth traveller, who was just a few feet from the car when it exploded, called emergency services.

Investigators say the explosion was caused by RGD-5, a fragmentation grenade designed in Soviet times

Investigators say the explosion was caused by RGD-5, a fragmentation grenade designed in Soviet times

Bleeding from horrific wounds, the victims were rushed to intensive care where doctors managed to stable their conditions.

Irina Klokotska, the head of the intensive care unit of Zhmerynka Hospital said to local media: ‘All the victims underwent urgent surgeries. One of them had metal fragments removed from his stomach and intestines.

‘Other patient underwent a craniotomy and doctors pulled the grenade fragments out of his brain.

‘The third man has multiple ribs fractures. One of his hands was torn off by the explosion.’

All victims were diagnosed with deep shrapnel wounds to their limbs and faces, according to local media.

All victims were diagnosed with deep shrapnel wounds to their limbs and faces, according to local media

All victims were diagnosed with deep shrapnel wounds to their limbs and faces, according to local media

Yevdokia Dyachuk, the mother of one of the victims told: ‘My son said he did not even notice who of the two other men detonated the grenade. He remembers the explosion and a lot of blood all over the car.’

Police launched a criminal case for illegal handling of firearms and attempted murder.

Investigators say the explosion was caused by RGD-5, a fragmentation grenade designed in Soviet times.

Oleksandr Soldatov, the acting chief of Vinnytsia Regional Police Department commented: 'For the time being, it is known that there were three men inside the car. All of them were drunk and argued with each other'

Oleksandr Soldatov, the acting chief of Vinnytsia Regional Police Department commented: ‘For the time being, it is known that there were three men inside the car. All of them were drunk and argued with each other’

The man, who escaped being blown up, told detectives that one of his friends was carrying the grenade with him ‘for self-defence’.

The victims haven’t been interrogated yet due to their severe condition, authorities said.

Oleksandr Soldatov, the acting chief of Vinnytsia Regional Police Department commented: ‘For the time being, it is known that there were three men inside the car. All of them were drunk and argued with each other. During the row, one of them exploded the grenade.’

The suspect faces up to eight years in prison if found guilty.

The investigation continues. 

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