Two children were seriously injured when a grenade exploded at a house in Ivisan, Capiz, on Monday, police said.
Jhon Rey Dayan and Jerry Boy Valderama, both 12 years old, were taken to the Capiz Provincial Hospital immediately after the explosion, Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, Western Visayas regional police director, said.
The explosion occurred at the home of Dayan’s father, Norie, in Sitio Pinamasawan, Brgy. Ilaya, around 10:15 a.m.
Investigation showed that the children found the M203 grenade rifle ammunition and tried to open it, Cruz said.
The children are already in stable condition Tuesday, but one of them lost both his feet, Senior Supt. Domingo Cabillan, Capiz Provincial Police director, said. (John Roson)
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