Two Children Killed, Three Hurt in Explosion
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.