A man in Mannheim was very lucky when he was only slightly injured in an explosion in a car. The 23-year-old had gotten into the car in a parking lot when, according to initial findings, a gas-air mixture suddenly exploded inside, the police announced on Friday. It was a miracle that the man was only slightly injured, said a press spokesman. The car is a total loss. The blast also damaged other vehicles nearby. Even a window in an adjacent restaurant was broken. The extent of the damage caused initially remained unclear, as did the exact cause of the explosion on Friday. The police found a gas bottle in the car and started an investigation.