DIEN BIEN (VNS) — A 15-year-old boy died yesterday after an unidentified device he was playing with exploded in Thanh Xuong Commune in the northern Dien Bien Province.
The mother of the victim said that the boy had found the object two days ago on a hill near their house.
The mother added that she had hid the object, suspecting it to be dangerous, but the boy found it and started playing with it.
Vice head of the Emergency Department in the Dien Bien Province General Hospital Nguyen Thanh Chung said that the boy was seriously injured and bleeding when he was brought to the hospital yesterday afternoon.
The local authorities are trying to identify the explosive device. —VNS