Erode: In a shocking incident, a man lost five of his fingers when a small country-made bomb he was using to catch fish from a river exploded.
The bomb went off before he could throw it.
What actually happened?
28-year-old Suresh and his cousin of Vaniputhur village in Gobichettipalayam taluk were fishing in nearby Bhavani river using small sized country-bombs when the mishap occurred on Monday.
As Suresh tried to throw a bomb into the river after lighting its wick, it exploded in his hand.
All the five fingers on his right hand were blown away under the impact of the explosion and he suffered burns at various places of his body.
He had been admitted to a private hospital at Gobichettipalayam.