Directional effects of bomb explosion

The position of the injured person relative to the bomb can be estimated by assessing the pattern of injuries on the person.

  • explosion at ground level – injures to legs and feet
  • bomb in front of person – injures ot face, chest, upper limb, thighs
  • person in contact with bomb (the person carrying the bomb) – the person may be blown to pieces 

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