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Friday, March 25, 2011

War's Long Shadow: Two Polish children are killed by WWII bomb

Two Polish children have been killed by an explosion of munitions left over from the bitter battles of the Second World War.

The two, brother and sister, were caught in the blast as they played in a ditch in eastern Poland. The 10-year-old boy was killed on the scene while his nine-year-old sister died later in hospital.

"The girl came to us in a very serious condition," said Agnieszka Osinska, a hospital spokeswoman. "She had multiple injuries including a severe head wound, and despite the best efforts of the doctors she failed to regain consciousness." The children's mother and sister who were nearby at the time of the tragedy escaped injury.
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3 comments:

George Patsourakos said...

It is unfortunate that two children in Poland were killed by a World War II bomb that exploded while they were playing in a ditch.

It would behoove Polish officials to check the area where the bomb was located to ensure that there are no other defective bombs.

Anonymous said...

for decades farmers in france would randomly blow up from munitions left over from World War one, they'd be out there ploughing with their tractor then boom

The Anti-Gnostic said...

The gift that keeps on giving. Lord have mercy.