View Full Version : Man Successfully Opens Grenade With Sledgehammer

08-10-2006, 08:28 PM
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Man dies opening grenade with sledgehammer

Tue Aug 8, 9:30 PM ET

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A Brazilian man died on Tuesday when he tried to open what police believe was a rocket-propelled grenade with a sledgehammer in a mechanical workshop on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

Another man who was in the workshop at the time of the explosion was rushed to a hospital with severe burns, a police officer told Reuters. The workshop was destroyed and several cars parked outside caught fire.

Police found several unexploded army issue rocket-propelled grenades in the workshop. They believe the ammunition had been brought there by scavengers wanting to sell them as scrap metal, but they also are investigating a possible link to Rio's heavily armed drug gangs who often raid military bases.

08-10-2006, 11:19 PM
I think we have a new "Darwin Award" winner