Blast kills two boys in Sri Lanka’s former war zone

[ AFP ] - [ Apr 26, 2012 15:49:02 GMT ]

Two Sri Lankan boys died when playing with an unexploded mine in the country’s former war zone, the first such deaths since the end of 37 years of ethnic conflict, an official said. The two brothers, aged four and two, were killed when an object with which they were playing exploded in Pallai in the northern Jaffna peninsula on Wednesday evening, military spokesman Ruvan Wanigasuriya said. “It appears the children were playing with an unexploded anti-personnel mine,” he said. “It is very unfortunate and tragic that this happened despite mine education programs in the area.” [ full story ]

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