Blast injures three children in Fatullah
Three children including a toddler were injured in Fatullah yesterday while playing with objects, appeared to be “cricket balls”, that they found in a garbage heap in the area.
The injured are Arif Hossain, 2, and Abir Hossain, 6 -- sons of west Rasulpur resident Titu Miah -- and Akhi Akter, 10, daughter of Abul Hossain from the same area, police said.
Quoting family members of the injured, Manjur Kader, officer-in-charge (OC) of Fatullah Model Police Station, told this correspondent that the children brought home four crude bombs, confusing those with cricket balls, from a heap of garbage near their house.
“The three children sustained injuries when one of the bombs suddenly went off while they were playing with those inside a house,” the OC said, adding, “We recovered the other three bombs and neutralised those later on.”
The children were rushed to a nearby hospital from where they were sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Akhi sustained burn injuries to her face while Arif and Abir to their hands and legs.
OC Manjur also said all the children were out of danger and police would take necessary action against the responsible after conducting investigation.