17-year-old boy killed as bomb explodes in garbage dump near Kolkata
The bomb, which was inside a container, exploded when Sheikh Salim took it from his father and threw it at a lamppost, they said.
Shiekh's father found the container while clearing the garbage dump, police said.
''Sheikh was first rushed to Barrackpore BN Bose Sub-divisional Hospital, and then to Sagar Dutta Hospital where he was declared brought dead,'' a senior police officer said. A large contingent of police was deployed in the area as the incident triggered panic among the locals.
An investigation is underway to find who kept the bomb there, police said.
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