Blast kills six children in village northwest of Pakistan

 

Six children have been killed while playing with an explosive-laden toy in a village in northwestern Pakistan.

Senior government official Muhammed Sohaib said Sunday that the children were killed after picking up an explosive device that looked like a toy.

“Four of them died on the spot, and two are hospitalized” said, Muhammed Umer, a relative of one of the children injured in the blast. He said the children encountered the device while playing outdoors.

Sohaib said the government would compensate the families of the victims and take care of the children's medical bills.

The blast comes a day after two children were killed from a mine explosion while playing in the fields in a nearby village. Reports said the children had stepped on a landmine.

 

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