Vietnam: Explosive Device Inadvertently Functioned on Road, 2 Children Injured

TRIPwire, 5 August 2022 

On 3 August 2022, at approximately 0945 hours local time, local authorities responded to the Phieng Luong Commune in Son La Province after two children were seriously injured when an explosive device, described as a “steel-pellet bomb”, functioned when they dropped it. According to media reporting, the children picked up the device as they were playing and accidentally dropped it, causing it to function. The incident remains under investigation.