One dead in Žiar nad Hronom car explosion

A man died in a car explosion in the town of Žiar nad Hronom. On Tuesday, July 2 a car exploded while driving along M. R. Štefánika Street. The road was closed to traffic as police and firefighters are working on the site.

A man died in a car explosion in the town of Žiar nad Hronom. On Tuesday, July 2 a car exploded while driving along M. R. Štefánika Street. The road was closed to traffic as police and firefighters are working on the site.

“I can confirm one burned person,” head of the District Presidium of Fire- and Rescue Corps in Žiar nad Hronom, Ivan Pružina, confirmed for the Sme daily. Regional police spokesperson Mária Faltániová also confirmed one dead man, who so far remains unidentified. “I can only dismiss claims of three people driving in the car,” she said. No injured were registered in the local hospital, either.

The town spokesman Martin Baláž informed the TASR newswire that the car’s driver was likely town representative Marek Rakovský, who was also a lawyer. “The car definitely belonged to him, Baláž told TASR, adding that police will still have to confirm the identity. He concluded that he knew of no problems or conflicts of the young man, who was also head of the landowners association. “We cannot confirm this so far,” Faltániová reacted.

(Source: Sme, TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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