Reference : V-P-BA-E-00121
Date : 08/11/2013
Caption : Zunovnica. Five boys are praying on the grave of their 10 year old friend and cousin, who was killed by the explosion of a grenade.
Photographer : DE VIGUERIE, Véronique
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : On The 17th of June 2013, the boys were playing in a stream near their village with their cousin. They found a bag with different weapons and ammunition and decided to play with them. Their cousin, the youngest one, put a grenade rifle together and hit a wall. It exploded killing him instantly and injuring the four others.

It is not the first accident provoked by abandoned unexploded devices in the village which is very close-by an old military barrack. Another 10-year-old boy was killed four years before by a grenade found in the same stream.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour