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2 boys killed as rifle grenade they thought was toy exploded

/ 09:22 PM February 20, 2020

ZAMBOANGA CITY—A rifle grenade that two boys apparently thought was a toy exploded, killing the children on Thursday at a village in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte province.

Lt. Col. Charisse Yabo, provincial police spokesperson, said the boys were aged 8 and 5.

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The boys were playing inside the house of Nonamar Pasculado, a retired cop, when an explosion was heard.

Yabo said when Pasculado went to the house to check, he found the boys dead.

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Initial investigation said the boys may have thought the rifle grenade to be a toy. Explosives and ordnance teams had cleared the house which had been cordoned off.

Edited by TSB
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