The incident took place yesterday around 11am in Rusenyi village, Birenga cell, Kazo sector in Ngoma district.
Sources reveal that the two women saw an unknown object as they tilled in a garden where one of them got curious and hit it with a hoe to discover what is inside, causing the blast instantly.
The executive secretary of Kazo sector, Nyamutera Emmanuel has told IGIHE the victims were slightly injured.
“Two women tilling saw a strange object. One of them said it was a nice object and hit it with a hoe. They immediately ran away as the grenade exuded smoke. Some shrapnel fragments hit the women who survived with minor injuries,” he said.
Nyamutera revealed that one was injured on the leg while another was slightly injured on the ribs.
“Apparently, they survived with slight injuries. We took them to Mutenderi Health Center,” he said.
Security officials rushed to the scene to detect if there are no remaining grenades in the area.