8 children injured in explosion

Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 19:33

Dehradun: Eight children were injured on Sunday evening in an explosion at a sports college located near an army firing range .

The children, in the age group of 12-17, were playing
with a "bomb-type object" when it suddenly exploded in the
compound of the Maharana Sports college, police said, adding
that they suspect that the bomb belongs to the army and might
have made its way to the college compound.

The college is in close proximity to Raipur firing range
of the army.

"We have asked the army officials to inspect the area,"
said a top police official.

All the children were rushed to nearby hospital. The
condition of all the children is stated to be out of danger.


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First Published: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 19:33

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