In a shocking incident, at least two people were killed on Wednesday after a bomb believed to be of World War II-era exploded in Manipur.
The incident was reported in Manipur’s border town of Moreh.
The two deceased have been identified as Lienkhogin Gangte (22) and Lalsangmoun Gangte (24), who were siblings.
Both of them were reportedly digging the ground at about 4 pm on Wednesday when they found the WWII-era bomb Langkhichoi Village, Moreh Ward No. 9.
The bomb exploded instantly when they accidentally struck it with their spades.
In November 2020, as many 122 unexploded artillery shells of WW-II era bombs were found and removed from Moreh town while levelling the area for house construction
Meanwhile, two mortar shells of the World War II era were recovered from the Churachandpur district of the State in June 2020, which were disposed off through controlled detonation.