One injured in accidental blast


IMPHAL, Dec 26: One 33 years old local youth was injured when a lethode shell exploded accidentally at Khurai Ahongei Leikai under Porompat police station of Imphal East yesterday morning at around 10.25am.
The injured victim has been identified as Thounaojam Angou Singh, 33, s/o Th Ibobi Singh of Khurai Thangjam Leikai, and has sustained injuries at both calves from the bomb splinters and was evacuated to JNIMS hospital, Porompat immediately and he is reportedly out of danger.
According to the victim the incident occurred while he along with his local colleagues were out catching fresh water eel from the local pond using a spade yesterday morning at around 10am, and one of his colleague while digging the mud with the spade suddenly hit on an old lethode bomb which could have been inside the pond and the said bomb suddenly went off leaving Angou injured at his calves. Luckily none of his other colleagues who were inside the said pond receive injuries from the blast.


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