A bomb fished up from the Moei River exploded on the Myanmar side yesterday, killing one boy and injuring two others.
The young victims were immediately rushed to Mae Ramat Hospital in Tak province on the border. Yet medics were unable to save an 11-year-old boy, known only as Suvan, who succumbed to his injuries. The other two injured boys are Watcharapong, 12, and Saokham, nine.
An initial police investigation revealed that the three boys had gone fishing and were splashing in water when Saokham found the bomb. He then asked his older brother Watcharapong to pick it up and while playing, one of the boys accidentally dropped the bomb before it exploded.