Friday, 15 July 2011

Dumb bell
The news that an unexploded bomb was being used as a school bell in Uganda, Africa (i.e. teachers banged the bomb with stones to call the students to lessons) left me astounded.

According to a spokesperson for the mine awareness team that detected the anomaly, "It's head was still active, which means that if it is hit by a stronger force, it would explode instantly and cause untold destruction in the area." Apparently, it's also the second bomb found in a Ugandan school within six months - teachers at another school found students using an unexploded bomb as a toy.

I can't even bear to imagine the possible carnage. It's so absurd, yet the bombs are in fact a sober reminder of the civil war the country suffered through. From the bottom of my heart, I hope all of these bombs will be located and defused without incident.

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