Police investigate car explosion as murder

The police launched an investigation of the explosion of a car in Žiar nad Hronom, Banská Bystrica Region, which claimed one victim. The case is being treated as a homicide, the SITA newswire reported on July 2.

The police launched an investigation of the explosion of a car in Žiar nad Hronom, Banská Bystrica Region, which claimed one victim. The case is being treated as a homicide, the SITA newswire reported on July 2.

The car exploded shortly after 9:00 in front of the elementary school on M. R. Štefánika Street. According to town spokesperson Martin Baláž, the victim is thought be 29-year-old town council member and lawyer Marek Rakovský.

“The car is his 100 percent,” Baláž told SITA, adding that the police have to confirm the identity of the body.

Baláž added that the inhabitants of Žiar nad Hronom are surprised by what happened as nothing indicated the young man had problems, SITA wrote.

Source: SITA

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