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Wed, 27 Nov 2019 18:17 - Updated Wed, 27 Nov 2019 18:17

Explosive device claims one live in Mbanza Kongo

M'banza Kongo - A six-year-old child died on Tuesday in the village of N'zau-Évua, M'banza Kongo municipality, as a result of the explosion of a device.

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The explosion of the device also caused injuries to a four-year-old who was playing with the mortal victim.

According to elder Manuel N'zinga, speaking to ANGOP, the object had been in the backyard for many years, and by innocence the children hit it with stones, ending up exploding.

He recalled that the locality was the scene of many battles in the time of the armed conflict that ravaged the country, which makes it prone to lethal unexploded artifacts.

The village deputy chief said the village had never benefited from demining operations and therefore called for the intervention of the National Demining Institute (INAD) to clear the area of explosive devices.

The village of N'zau-Évua is 65 kilometers from the town of M'banza Kongo.

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