Girl hospitalized after water bottle bomb exploded in her hands

Cheryl Kahla
Jul 31, 2018
04:59 A.M.
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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.

Source: Shutterstock

Source: Shutterstock

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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