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Moreh: Two people were killed in an explosion believed to have been caused by a World War II-era bomb in Manipur’s border town of Moreh on Wednesday.

Siblings Lienkhogin Gangte (22) and Lalsangmoun Gangte (24) were reportedly digging the ground at about 4 pm on Wednesday when they found the WWII-era bomb Langkhichoi Village, Moreh Ward No. 9.

The bomb reportedly exploded, killing the two brothers instantly.

At least 122 bombs, believed to be of World War II-era, were found at Manipur’s Moreh town bordering Myanmar in November 2020.

Prior to that, two mortar shells of World War II period were found in Manipur’s Churachandpur district in June 2020, which were disposed off through controlled detonation.

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