Rusty grenade blast injures two in Kayonza

By IGIHE
On 5 March 2021 at 12:03

A grenade blast has injured two young boys aged 13 and 17 from Mukarange sector, Kayonza district of Eastern Province.

The incident took place yesterday on Thursday 4th March 2021 in Miyange village, Kayonza cell of Mukarange sector as the two children played with the grenade.

The executive secretary of Mukarange sector, Murekezi Claude has told IGIHE that the grenade blasted as confused it with a hammer.

“They are two children aged 13 and 17. The mother of one aged 13 went to till and picked a grenade which she brought home thinking it was a normal metal. She confused it with a hammer and gave it to her son who started playing with it. The next morning, the mother went for casual agricultural labour to neighbors with her son carrying the grenade. Arriving there, the child with another one aged 17 played with the grenade until it blasted and slightly injured them,” he said.

Murekezi appealed on residents to avoid playing with unfamiliar objects lest they put their health at risk or alert local leaders.


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