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Bulawayo Gardener Uses Grenade As Key Holder

A 47-year-old man from Burnside, Bulawayo narrowly escaped death after a grenade he had been using as a key holder exploded in his hands.

Police said the man, who is a gardener, had been moving around with the grenade for almost two weeks, oblivious to the fact that he was carrying a deadly object.

ZRP spokesperson in Bulawayo Province, Inspector Abednico Ncube said the man found the grenade on 1 January and showed it to his friend who also didn’t recognise that it was a dangerous object. Said Insp Ncube:

On January 12 at around 3 PM, he pulled the safety pin of the hand grenade and it exploded twice in his right hand.

He was injured on the right-hand palm and was taken to United Bulawayo Hospital where he is currently admitted.

Four right-hand fingers and half of the palm have been amputated.

Members of the public are hereby advised and warned to take or consider any unknown metal as a dangerous object.

Regrettably, a 47-year-old male took a deadly grenade for a key holder.

| Chronicle

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2 comments on “Bulawayo Gardener Uses Grenade As Key Holder

  1. Exploded twice?
    Now did he lose his forefinger or four fingers? BOOM-BOOM.
    Shadrack do you want to see my metallic pineapple?
    Crikey Clarence. That Shamwari is a Mills grenade bomb. If you pull that pin out you must throw it away before it blows up.
    Boom!!!!
    Oh Clarence you fool, not throw away the pin…

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