Bomb explosion on railway tracks near Kolkata, 7-year-old boy killed.


A seven-year-old boy was killed and two others injured as a bomb exploded on a railway track in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Tuesday, police said.The incident happened around 8.30 am on the railway tracks at Bhatpara between Kakinara and Jagaddal stations, about 30 km from Kolkata, they said. “The bomb was kept by miscreants on the railway tracks. The children started playing with the bomb thinking it to be a ball and it exploded,” a police officer said.

When taken to the hospital, one of the three boys was declared brought dead, he said. The injured children are undergoing treatment, police said. Further investigation is going on.

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