Two foreigners injured in grenade accident in Bulgaria transported to hospital in Germany

Two foreign citizens, an American and a Canadian, seriously injured in a grenade accident on June 6 at the VMZ Sopot military testing site in Bulgaria, have been transport to a military hospital in Germany.

In the blast, which happened while a private firm was conducting tests at the site, an American citizen died. Prosecutors and the labour inspectorate are investigating the incident.

Doctors at Sv Georgi University Hospital in Plovdiv were able to stabilise the condition of the 38-year-old American, who had been critical condition and who underwent surgery by orthopaedic and neurosurgical teams.

The patient was out of coma and was breathing unassisted, according to the hospital.

The 46-year-old Canadian, less seriously injured, had been treated for multiple injuries to his legs and permission granted for him to be moved to an American military hospital in Germany.

Two Bulgarians injured in the incident are expected to be discharged from hospital within the next seven days.

One, 29 years old, was wounded on his chest and arms, and the other, a 25-year-old interpreter, underwent surgery because of a ruptured artery and other serious injuries to his legs.




The Sofia Globe staff

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