Boy, 12, killed and another is critically wounded in explosives incident

Law enforcement at the scene of the incident. Picture: ANP Newsunited

A 12-12 months-old boy has been killed and an 11-yr-old very seriously hurt in an incident involving explosives in Haaksbergen, a little town in Overijssel.

Police say the boys have been harmless bystanders and that 1 human being has been arrested in link with the incident.

A law enforcement spokesman stated the children experienced been looking at a person utilizing a home-created hammer system to ignite explosives throughout a road bash involving 4 people in the Albert Cuypstraat.

A klaphamer is a self-produced way of igniting explosives making use of a metal hammer building with a little tray for the electric power, typically magnesium. Klaphamers are a well-known tradition in the Twente area and are legal in the Netherlands.

Police are nevertheless investigating precisely what went erroneous. According to the Telegraaf, the boys may possibly have been passing by when the explosives went off.

Yet another common Dutch tradition at New Yr is carbidschieten – the practice of mixing carbide and water in a milk churn with a lid so it explodes.

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