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Look Out! Dangerous explosive devices!

CHISINAU, March 28, 2011 - Due to the last case of explosion of an unidentified missile body in Viprova village, Orhei, that killed two children, the National Army Engineering Service advises local authorities and Republic of Moldova citizens how to behave when discovering ammunition. 

Usually, most explosive devices are discovered by local citizens while working on their agricultural land. Thus, according to the National Army Engineering Service, taking the ammunition in the hand or with the help of other objects, hitting or movement of ammunition found in the soil or on the ground, individual removal of the warhead and other elements is prohibited. Children should not play with various ammunition parts. Neither should they take, transport or introduce the explosive device in their house. 

People should be aware of the fact they are not allowed to areas containing unexploded ammunition. Manual or mechanic digging, agricultural works, circulation of means of transport, people or animals in the area under risk is prohibited. If such situations occur, local authorities should be immediately announced, that will report on the situation to the mine clearing units from the region. 

There is anyway a high risk of explosion in such situations, no matter the physical condition or how old the ammunition is. Thus, only specialized personnel is allowed to interfere strictly obeying security procedures. 

On Saturday, March 26, two children of 14 and 16 years old died after an explosion of an old missile body dating back to Second World War. The tragedy took place in Viprova village, Orhei district, while children were working in the vineyard. One of them took the explosive in the hands, hitting it against a concrete pillar.

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