Grenade kills two kids who mistook it for a toy in Democratic Republic of Congo

Two kids have died and 6 folks have been injured in jap DR Congo after a grenade found throughout a fowl hunt exploded, native officers mentioned on Tuesday.

A gaggle of youths had been looking for birds on Monday in a discipline close to Ndunda, within the Ruzizi plains of South Kivu province, once they stumbled upon the shell.

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“These children picked up the device which they mistook for a toy, unaware that it was a grenade, and it exploded,” mentioned Gerard Matibu Mupanzi, an area official.

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He added {that a} three-year-old lady died within the explosion on Monday afternoon, whereas an 11-year-old boy succumbed to his accidents the next morning.

One other six folks, together with three kids, had been injured within the accident.

Lieutenant Marc Elongo, spokesman for the Congolese navy, informed AFP that a military group had gone to Ndunda to analyze the incident.

Greater than 120 armed teams roam the jap Democratic Republic of Congo, many a legacy of regional wars that flared up on the flip of the century.

Elie Vagheni, who works for the United Nations Mine Motion Service within the area, prompt that armed teams had been accountable for unexploded ordnance.

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