India: Child dies in bomb explosion in West Bengal


A nine-year-old girl died in a crude bomb explosion at Minakhan in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district. The incident occurred on Wednesday evening and the police on Thursday arrested her uncle Abul Hussain Gayen for storing crude bombs in the house. The child hailed from South 24 Parganas district and had come to visit her maternal uncle in Bakchora village.

The incident happened when the girl, out of curiosity, picked up the crude bomb.

This was the second incident of a similar nature. On October 25, a seven-year-old boy died at Bhatpara in the same district.

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Source: The Hindu