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Child dies as invasion-era bomb wrecks family home

KUWAIT CITY, March 12: A child perished and his brother sustained serious injury when a cluster bomb they were playing with exploded in the family house in Qusour area Saturday. The family house went up in flames following the explosion of cluster bomb (BLU61) believed to be a remnant from the Iraqi invasion. Public Relations and Security Media Department stated the concerned security authority dispatched a team from Explosives Department to the scene upon receiving information about the incident.

Initial investigation revealed the two children accompanied by another family member had gone outside and returned home with two strange objects in the form of stones, indicating the object went off while the children were playing and killed the first child instantly, causing serious injury to the other. Ministry of Interior extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and appealed to parents to monitor the activities of their kids whenever they go to the desert areas in particular, in order to protect them against harm. Awareness campaigns have been launched to educate the public on the dangers of mines left over by the Iraqi aggressors by keeping away from strange objects.

By Meshal Al-Sanousi
Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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