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Crude bomb explosion kills two children in Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  Bhagalpur 

Two children were killed and another was injured here Tuesday when a crude bomb they fiddled with went off, police said.

The incident happened at Kabirnagar locality under the jurisdiction of station, the police.

The crude bomb exploded when Md Imran (8), Md Salman (12) and Md Saqib (7), all residents of Champanagar, touched it while they were collecting wood, the of Police (SSP) of Bhagalpur, Ashish Bharti, said.

"The explosive was hidden in the bushes and it exploded when they touched it," the SSP said.

While Imran was killed on the spot, Salman succumbed to injuries at the and hospital here.

Saqib, who was injured in the blast, was admitted to the hospital and his condition is stated to be critical, the SSP said.

An investigation has been initiated and sniffer dogs were pressed into service at the explosion site, the police officer said.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 23:55 IST