Boy injured in grenade launcher explosion PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 June 2018 14:03

By Richard Falcatan


A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured from an explosion caused by an M-203 grenade launcher in Isabela City, Basilan Province last Thursday.

The victim, identified as Merham Berhamin, was walking along the shoreline in Barangay Banah, Tipo Tipo Basilan when he chanced upon the 40mm, M203 grenade launcher.

He toyed with the weapon by tossing it back and forth until it fell, hit a rock and reportedly exploded.

The boy sustained severe wounds in different parts of the body and was immediately rushed to the Basilan General Hospital for treatment.

The past month, three people were injured when another weapon accidentally exploded in Barangay Baguindan.  (Richard Falcatan)