Girl killed in explosion in central Colombia

08:30, August 12, 2010      

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A girl died on Wednesday and his elder brother was injured during a grenade explosion in Villavicencio city in the center of Colombia, official sources said.

"We completely discard this as an attack, taking into account it was inside (a house) where it exploded," operative commander of the region's police Colonel German Salazar told the press.

According to the Police, the accident occurred on Wednesday morning in northern district of Villavicencio, Meta department's capital.

"In the accident, regrettably a seven-year-old girl died and her brother of 21 years old was injured," Salazar said.

The authorities were investigating why the grenade was inside the house and how it was activated.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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