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Eyewitness 04Jul2008

Bombing victim Lilia Melnik, 28, spoke to RFE/RL at a hospital in Minsk.

"We were sitting next to some pine trees. The fireworks went off and then some 30 minutes went by and it turns out they put this juice carton under the pine trees. And it exploded.

"My [mobile] phone flew out of my hands. I didn't expect it to be carried off so far. At first, I thought something was wrong with my phone. But no. I was carried to an ambulance and that was it. It turns out it was a bomb packed with nuts and bolts. [At the hospital] they took out metal nuts from my knees and from my legs."