Reported tragic bomb blast incident in the Solomon Islands.

Reported tragic bomb blast incident in the Solomon Islands.

Posted by : frank short Posted on : 10-May-2021

According to a press release from the (RSIPF) Police Media and published on the Facebook page of the Island Sun newspaper a short time ago, one person was fatally injured and three other persons critically injured as a result of the bomb incident.

Quoting the (RSIPF) Police Media statement it said.

 Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have responded to a bomb blast, which has killed a male person and left three others in critical condition today (9 May 2021) at Lengakiki in Central Honiara.

The Officer In-charge (OIC), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team, Inspector Clifford Tunuki said, “One of the four casualties has been confirmed dead, and another other two in critical condition and one has some minor injuries.”

OIC Tunuki said, “There are two females among the three casualties who are currently at the National Referral Hospital (NRH), whilst a male person was pronounced dead.”

Inspector Tunuki said, “Based on information we have gathered. Some youths came together at the place of the incident (Legakiki) to do a fundraising drive. They prepared some food and selected a site and made a fire to cook their food for the fundraising without realising that there was a bomb laying underground at the location where they built the fire.”

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Please note.

More information of this reported bomb incident will need to be made and one must await further clarification of the facts and circumstances of what occurred from official sources in Honiara.

Yours sincerely

Frank Short

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