A bomb blast in Nyabusheshe village, Butare cell of Kigoma sector in Nyanza district yesterday killed one person leaving three others injured.
IGIHE has learnt that the four affected people include children aged between 4 and 12 who were collecting old metals where they picked a bomb and hit it until it blasted.
It is said that the four affected children were with a 42-year old man.
The bomb blast has been confirmed by police spokesperson in Southern Province, CIP Andre Hakizimana.
“It was an old bomb which children picked among old metals they collected and blasted as they hit it,” he said.
He explained that the bomb may have been left during wars that took place in Rwanda.
The 12-year old child who was hitting the grenade has died while others including a child aged 4 and a 42-year old man were injured and are getting medical attention at Nyanza hospital.