Two brothers killed after World War-II era bomb explodes in Manipur’s Moreh

Two brothers were killed on September 29 after a bomb, believed to be of World War-II era, exploded in Manipur’s border town area Moreh.

The incident took place at Gangte Veng, Moreh Ward No. 9 in the bordering town area along Indo-Myanmar border when two brothers were digging a pit to dump garbage in the backyard of their house.

The deceased persons were identified as Lalsangmuon Gangte and Lienkhogin Gangte.

A police official of Tengnoupal district said that the deceased persons were digging a pit to dump garbage in the backyard of their house and accidently hit a bomb believed to be of World War-II era with their spades.

Earlier, last year in November, 122 shells of unexploded World War-II era bombs were unearthed in Moreh area.

About Hemanta Kr Nath

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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