Tragedy struck in Balochistan’s Wadh city as a child lost their life and eight others sustained injuries when a hand grenade detonated in the Zarchain area. According to Wadh Deputy Superintendent of Police, Abdul Manaf, the incident occurred as children from a local madressah were “playing with the hand grenade,” resulting in this unfortunate accident. Promptly, the injured individuals were transported to a nearby hospital in Wadh. Two of the injured were in the process of being transferred to a hospital in Khuzdar when one of them succumbed to their injuries. In response to the incident, the area was sealed off, and an investigation is currently underway.
This unfortunate incident is not the first of its kind. In the past, similar accidents have occurred when individuals, particularly children, unknowingly handled dangerous objects. In a recent incident in Sindh’s Kashmore district, a rocket launcher’s ordnance exploded in a house, causing the loss of nine lives, including four children, and injuring a woman. In Chaman, another shepherd lost their life in a grenade blast while playing with the explosive they had found. The region has witnessed other heartbreaking incidents, such as the explosion in an abandoned compound, where three children lost their lives, and a tragedy in Quetta, resulting in the death of three teenage boys. Such incidents underscore the importance of educating individuals, especially children, about the dangers associated with handling unknown objects.