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BURIED SHELL KILLS NIGERIAN BOY
« on: March 18, 2009, 07:10:52 PM »

The boy was reportedly cooking with a fire, unaware it was on the device

A Nigerian schoolboy has died after a fire detonated an artillery shell buried for seven years in Lagos.

The device, near a military barracks, was missed by disposal experts after it was scattered by a massive explosion that killed over 600 people in 2002.

The boy had been roasting a yam on the fire, unaware that it was on top of the shell, local media reported.

A military spokesman said fresh sweeps were under way to pick up any other unexploded munitions.

Visiting his father

Joseph Tiem, a schoolboy from Nasarawa state on the other side of the country, had come to Lagos to visit his father, a staff sergeant in the barracks.

"No bomb sweep can be 100% safe," Col Christopher Jemitola said.

In 2002 a fire in the barracks set off a massive explosion in a munitions store.

Many of the people killed were children and drowned in a nearby weed-covered canal as they tried to flee the scene.

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BURIED SHELL KILLS NIGERIAN BOY
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