Three kids injured in blast, 2,000 bullets seized

June 8th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, June 8 (IANS) Three children were injured Sunday when a cache of bullets hidden in a well exploded in the city’s northern suburb Gummidipoondi, the police said. Searches led to the discovery of two bundles containing over 2,000 bullets hidden in the apparently abandoned well. The sudden movement of the children aged between 11-13 years as they playfully jumped into the well is said to have set off the bullets, a police official said.

A search of the well led to the recovery of two bundles containing over 2,000 bullets, which were said to be over a decade old.

An investigation has been ordered to check the movement of Maoists in the area, the police official added.

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