Imphal, Sept 30: In a tragic incident, two brothers lost their lives when a bomb believed to be World War II era bomb exploded in their backyard in Manipur's Moreh, a border commercial town located about 110km south of Imphal under Tengnoupal district.
According to sources available in Imphal, the incident took place at Lhangkhinchoi/Gangte veng under Moreh Ward number 9 around 4 pm on Wednesday when the two brothers were digging in the backyard of their house. The two brothers died on the spot, it added. The deceased have been identified as one Lalsangmuon Gangte (23) and Lenkhogin Gangte (21). Both were sons of one late Thangminlen Gangte.
Many unexploded World War-II era bombs were also once recovered from the nearby explosion site while levelling the land for house construction, according to the village chairman Tongkhopao Baite. In November last year, around 122 shells of unexploded World War II era bombs were unearthed while preparing land for house construction at the same place.