Teenager Killed by Stolen UXO

Zamboanga City, Philippines A teenage boy was killed and his two friends injured after a UXO which they had stolen exploded. According to the Director of the Zamboanga City Police Office, five boys initially went out for a swim when three of them decided to enter the grounds of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao in Barangay Rio Hondo through a seawall.

Reportedly, the boys found the ordnance inside a bucket surrounded by a pile of used tires. One of the boys apparently threw the item against the seawall, resulting in a blast killing his friend and injuring the other. The police investigation concluded the UXO was an artillery round from the Philippine military.

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