Two Children in Namhpatkar Injured by Explosion from Playing with Leftover Military Weapons

In Namhpatkar Village, Kutkai Township, northern Shan State, two local children were injured in an explosion while playing with leftover military weapons.

Two children, aged 12 and 9, residing in Ward 5 of Namhpatkar Village, were injured when an explosion occurred at 9:00 AM, on February 3 while they were playing with unexploded ordnance in a temple.

The family member of the victims said, “The three of them were playing in the temple. Near the pagoda, they saw a white motor shell. They threw it three times and it didn’t explode, but when they threw it again, it exploded. Two of the three children were hit and both of them were injured.”

The two children who threw and played with the large weapon, Mai Yein Tin Aung, who suffered serious injuries to his hip and both feet, and Mai Kyaw Win Tun, who suffered injuries to his back and under his left shoulder. They are currently receiving treatment.

The location of the leftover military weapon is the place where the Kachin Independence Army was stationed when the Infantry Battalion 123 based in Namhpatkar under the Terror Military Council fought with the Kachin Independence Army.

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