Imphal, February 26 2022: At least 2 persons including a 6 years old were killed at Gangpimual-Mualkoi area in Churachandpur district today as a mortar shell went off unexpectedly.
As per credible sources, the horrific incident took place at around 7.30 pm while some children were playing with the bomb at the residence of one Thangboi.
Reportedly, a number of people were also hurt in the incident and they have been taken to a nearby hospital.
The two victims have been identified as Mangminlal (6), s/o Neklemlal of Gangpimual and Lang-ginsang (22), s/o Thangchinpau of Ngathal.
The injured persons, on the other hand, are Liansunalal (18) of Zion Veng; Manlydia (28), d/o Nizngzahau of Gangpimual; Siabmoi (19), s/o Lalumpui of Salem Veng; Muanbiaknuam (15), d/o Ginlachim of Gangpimual and Thangbiaklun (34), s/o (late) Thangnou of Gangpimual.
Siamboi is said to be in a critical condition.
As per information received by the press, Thangbiaklun had found the 2 inch mortar shell from his paddy field and brought it back.
There is a Subsidiary Training Centre of BSF near the site of the incident.