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Abandoned explosive kills child

An explosive device left undefused in a police firing range killed a nine-year-old in Nagaon district on Saturday morning.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2010 16:53 IST

An explosive device left undefused in a police firing range killed a nine-year-old in Nagaon district on Saturday morning.

District police officials said the boy - Krishna Gopal Hazarika - had brought the explosive device home in Kunhiyatoli village from the 9th Assam Police Battalion firing range nearby last Thursday.

The device exploded in the boy's house around 11.45 am as he tried prising it open.

"We have ordered an inquiry into the incident," a senior police officer said from district headquarters Nagaon.