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Two Children Killed, Three Hurt in Explosion

July 24, 1991

LAPALISSE, France (AP) _ Two children playing in a village junkyard were killed and three others injured when a World War II grenade exploded, police said on Wednesday.

The blast occurred Tuesday in the nearby village of Arfeuilles, 217 miles south of Paris.

Two 11-year-old boys were killed, and two boys and a girl suffered serious injuries. Their ages were not given.

Bomb experts said the explosion was caused by an English-made World War II grenade that the children found while playing in a yard where villagers leave scrap metal.

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