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Three die playing catch with grenade Mon Nov 7,11:27 AM ET



BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - A hand grenade being used instead of a ball in a game of catch exploded early on Saturday killing three youths in this Bosnian town, police and news agencies said.

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Two youths aged 19 and 20, one of them from neighboring Croatia, were killed instantly while a 20-year-old woman died on her way to hospital, police said. Her sister was slightly injured but two other youths suffered serious injuries.

The blast occurred at 2:00 a.m. in the western town of Novi Grad at a place in the town center frequented by youngsters. Police said an inquiry was under way and declined further comment. It was not clear why the grenade exploded.

ONASA news agency quoted witnesses as saying the youths tossed the hand grenade to each other before it exploded in the hands of one of them.

Bosnia is awash with illegal weapons left over from the 1992-95 war and tragic incidents are frequent despite several successful campaigns by international peacekeepers and police to get people to hand over illegal weapons.
 

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Novi Grad is Bosanski Novi for those who don't know :)

shame....

It was not clear why the grenade exploded.
I think that was it's main function...
 

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I know...exactly what I thought
 

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RIP

You´d think the foreign presence would have made sure there´d be no mines 10 years after, but hey, I guess they have more important jobs to do.. :rolleyes:
 

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KrLe said:
RIP

You´d think the foreign presence would have made sure there´d be no mines 10 years after, but hey, I guess they have more important jobs to do.. :rolleyes:
Vasi papci su posijali 2 milijona mina. Treba prvo priznati, reci gdje su minska polja.....lako ih je ocistiti.
 

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I heard about this but you'd really think 19 and 20 year old would have more sense to play with a grenade. Fair enough if they were actually kids and didnt know what it was etc but somebody their age should really know better.
 

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Dule said:
I heard about this but you'd really think 19 and 20 year old would have more sense to play with a grenade. Fair enough if they were actually kids and didnt know what it was etc but somebody their age should really know better.
Spot on!!

There's still tens of thousands of land mines and unxploded granades in BiH.
 

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Of course and a job has to be done to clear this up for everyone's safety.
 
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