Sochi Man Loses Hand in Bomb Blast

A man was seriously injured in Sochi on Tuesday when a bomb disguised as a drink can exploded on the hood of his Mercedes.

The man found the device on the car's hood at 8:30 a.m. When he touched the can, it exploded, severing his right hand, the Investigative Committee of the General Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.

Komsomolskaya Pravda printed a photograph of the device inside a crushed can of Jaguar energy drink.

The explosion happened after the man parked his car at the building where his girlfriend lives, Interfax reported.

The victim was in a stable condition, reported.

He was named as an Armenian citizen by Sochi's chief investigator, the web site reported. News sources have spelled his surname five different ways.

The 28-year-old victim is a businessman, and the crime is likely to be linked to his business activities, RIA-Novosti reported, citing a police source.