Unbelievable! Murder victim’s father blows up courtroom with grenades, kills himself, one defendant
Nine other people were hurt after the devastating blast in Ukraine.
It occurred in the city of Nikopol, about 150 miles from the separatist east of the country, during the trial of several men accused of killing two people in 2016, according to a statement from regional police.
During the hearing, the father of one of the victims pulled out and detonated two hand grenades.
Police said the father ‘died on the spot after the explosion.’
Later, a police spokesman confirmed the death of the second person — one of the defendants — after he was taken to hospital.
The spokesman added that a total of nine people were wounded, including the defendants, court personnel and guards.
In horrific pictures of the scene, blood can be seen splattered on the floor amid debris and signs of burning.
The blast was so powerful that it almost took a door off its hinges and left a TV screen smashed.
It also appeared to have smashed windows at the court, with pictures showing blinds from inside hanging outside.
Paramedics could also be seen carrying victims away on a stretcher after the shocking incident.
The tragedy highlights the arms trafficking problem in Ukraine since the conflict between Russian-backed rebels and Kiev army erupted in April 2014 in the country’s east and has since then killed more than 10,000 people. Mail