Friday, December 11, 2009

Polish FM's wife unhurt after car blast

From: IOL
he wife of the Polish foreign minister escaped unhurt when her car blew up in mysterious circumstances, Polish authorities said Sunday.

Police said Anne Applebaum, an American journalist married to foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski, was driving on Saturday evening in a Warsaw suburb when a "strange noise" from the engine prompted her to stop the car and get out.

An explosion took place shortly afterwards, seriously damaging the car but leaving Applebaum unscathed.

Applebaum has been put under police protection while officers try to establish the cause of the blast, a spokesman for the government protection bureau said in comments reported by the PAP news agency.