LANDI KOTAL: Three children sustained minor injuries when a toy bomb exploded near a mosque in Sultan Khel area of Landi Kotal on Monday.

Officials said the explosive device went off when children were busy buying ice cream from a street vendor.

They said the injured were immediately shifted to local hospital where their condition was stated to be out of danger. Khasadar force took the ice cream seller into custody and started investigation.

Meanwhile, a six-year old girl died when she fell into a well in Fatmikhel area of Landi Kotal on Monday. Family sources said Hasna slipped into the well while fetching water. Her body was retrieved after two hours.

Meanwhile, three women and a minor boy got fainted due to excessive heat and suffocation in Bara subdivision while prolonged outage of electricity and shortage of drinking water made life miserable for residents in different parts of Khyber.

Sources said the three women and boy were waiting for getting health card at a health centre in Dogra when they fell unconscious. All the three were shifted to hospital.

Published in Dawn, August 7th, 2018