By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Three people were injured after a suspected hand grenade exploded in the hands of one of the victims in Senanga District.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer Danny Mwale said the incident occurred on June 6, 2022 at around 14: 50 hours at Sikota Village in Senanga District when a metallic device exploded in the hands of Kakoma Chiyuka 35.
Mr Mwale said the other two victims were identified as Kwibisa Kwibisa 42 and Malilo Malilo 17 all of Senanga District.
He said preliminary investigations revealed that on June 6, 2022 at around 12:30 hours at Sikota Village, Kakoma Chiyuka was at his house when he allegedly found an unknown metallic device behind his house and subsequently picked it.
Mr Mwale said he went with it into his yard, sat on a bench and started playing with it. Later, he was visited by his uncle identified as Kwibisa Kwibisa and his Nephew Malilo Malilo who as well sat on the same bench and started admiring the device.
He said all the three exchanged in holding and admiring the device but when it was handed back to Kakoma, it exploded injuring all the three.
Mr Mwale said the Police and Zambia Army Officers rushed to the scene and picked small metallic fragments suspected to have been for the same exploded device.
He said the victims are all admitted to Senanga General Hospital.
An inquiry file has been opened into the matter.