Three killed in three explosions in Manipur
Three minors have been killed and four injured in three separate explosions in Manipur, police said on Wednesday.india Updated: Dec 16, 2009 12:50 IST
Three minors have been killed and four injured in three separate explosions in Manipur, police said on Wednesday.
A police spokesperson said the explosions took place late Tuesday, describing the blast that killed the three children as a freak one.
The official said three children, aged two to five, were playing with a ball like object in their courtyard late Tuesday in village Sevon, about 260 km from state capital Imphal, when it exploded.
“The ball like object the children were playing exploded suddenly, killing the three of them. We really don’t know what the object was and how it reached the hands of the children,” he said.
A team of bomb experts have been sent to the village that is located in an inaccessible region.
The second blast took place near Moreh on the border with Myanmar when a truck carrying paddy hit a landmine.
“The truck was blown up with four occupants in the vehicles injured,” the official said.
“Probably the landmine was planted aimed at targeting security convoys but their timing went wrong with the civilian truck becoming the casualty.”
There was a third blast late Tuesday on the outskirts of capital Imphal although there was no casualty as the explosion took place near a drain.