Girl hospitalized after water bottle bomb exploded in her hands

A teenager from Vancouver sustained severe injuries after a plastic 'bottle bomb' exploded in her hands. Authorities are on the hunt for her assailants.

As reported by KGW, the 13-year-old Kristienna was rushed to the hospital Saturday evening with severe injuries to her hands and arm.

The incident took place at 7:40 pm on Fort Vancouver Way and E 26th Street when someone threw a plastic bottle from a moving vehicle. 

The girl picked the bottle up to throw it in a nearby trashcan, but it exploded in her hands. Her mother, Ashli Forner, warns other parents to be observant and vigilant.

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"I told her to be vigilant. I said don't be picking anything up that doesn't belong to her. That's the unfortunate. That's what I would tell parents, be vigilant."

Ashli Fortner, KGW, July 29, 2018. 

Photos shared on Daily Mail show her hands and clothes covered in blood, with what appears to be a piece of plastic embedded in her arm. 

Authorities confirmed that the incident was caught on camera and they are trying to locate a green SUV. Residents confirmed that there were several men in the car.

Fortner said her daughter received stitches. She is "shaken up" after the explosion, but is expected to make a full recovery. 

The teenager told investigating officers that she was mad at the men for littering and simply wanted to dispose of the plastic bottle. 

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She explained that the bottle contained a clear liquid and was filled with smoke. Investigators are still waiting for test results but believe it might have been a dry ice bomb. 

Earlier this year, a makeshift bomb exploded in a Canadian restaurant. Three diners sustained severe wounds while 12 suffered superficial injuries. 

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