HP: 3 kids die as abandoned ammunition explodes

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Shimla, Mar 10: Ammunition abandoned near a firing range used by the Indian Army and Border Security force exploded killing three children on Tuesday, Mar 9 in Himachal Pradesh"s Kangra district.

The three children, identified as Shail, Rahul and Chandan, were killed on the spot when they tried to break the ammunition to recover scrap and lead, leading to the explosion, the police said on Wednesday, Mar 10.

“Three children, aged 10 to 12 years, were killed Tuesday when they tried to break the used shells of mortars near the army firing range," an official said.

“A team of police"s bomb disposal squad has cordoned off the area and is conducting a search to find out more about the abandoned shells, if any," he added.

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