Eloi Palau, 21, has been seriously injuredl accidentally explode a World War I bomb on the Italian Presena glacier
As reported by the newspaper sports world, the 21-year-old bike trial champion Eloi Palau, was seriously injured last Monday by accidentally exploding a World War I bomb in the Italian glacier of Presena, in the Dolomites.
Palau and another young man accompanying him were hit by the impact of the artifact when they apparently pulled it out of the snow.
You are admitted with damage to the upper extremities and sight
The Catalan athlete is admitted to a hospital in Trento, where he receives care for damages of various kinds in the upper extremities and sight. Palau had finished his participation in the World Cup, in which he had finished 12th.
Palau is one of the biggest promises of the Bike Trial, in which he was crowned World and European champion in the junior category.
The Viladrau City Council expressed its support for its councilor Jordi Palau, Eloi's father, through social networks.
The crash zone, hosted a battle in the First World War
The area where the accident occurred hosted an important battlefield during World War I for its strategic importance and was bombarded by Italian artillery. The melting of the glaciers in this alpine zone, as a consequence of global warming, is bringing to the surface remains of war material from the battles of a century ago.