A suspected grenade explosion killed two children from Majindane area in Nyamandlovu on Friday morning.
A 13-year-old girl and her three-year-old brother were killed instantly, leaving their body parts scattered at the Mthethwa homestead in Ward 10 in Nyamandlovu.
Reports indicate that the children were washing the dishes in the yard, while the mother of the deceased was in the kitchen when she heard a loud bang. A neighbour told CITE:
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We were working in our community garden with the mother of the deceased children. She then returned home and barely 30 minutes later when we heard a massive explosion.
People ran to the scene and the mother, who was in the kitchen, rushed out to find her two children lying on the ground with some of their body parts all over the place.
We then picked up the body parts and covered the deceased with blankets. The explosion was so massive that all the plates and other utensils were reduced to fragments.
The police were called to the scene and they came and collected the remains of the two children.
Matabeleland North police spokesperson Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese confirmed the incident but said she did not have the results from the army bomb disposal unit that carried out investigations.