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Four killed after police accidentally detonate grenade

  • Arientha Primanita
    Arientha Primanita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 29, 2016   /  09:34 pm
 Four killed after police accidentally detonate grenade Police officers remove the body of Brig. Haidir, a member of Southeast Sulawesi Police Mobile Brigade, who died in a blast in Haluoleo University in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi on Tuesday. Four people died and eight were injured in a grenade explosion during security training for the University's security staff. (Antara/Jojon)

A Police officer accidentally detonated a hand grenade during a security workshop in  Haluoleo University in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi on Tuesday leaving four people dead and eight others injured.

The grenade exploded at around 3:30 p.m. while Adj. First Insp. Syafrudin, a member of the police's bomb disposal squad Gegana, was explaining to the public university's security officers  about bomb materials in a workshop, newsportal tribunnews.com reported.

As part of demonstration, Brig. Haidir, a member of Southeast Sulawesi Police Mobile Brigade, pulled out the grenade pin and was showing it to the participants when the grenade exploded.

The blast took Haidir's life and three members of the university's security staff, identified as Jufri, Aswan and Kamarudin. Syafrudin and seven security personnel were injured in the explosion.

Southeast Sulawesi Police chief Brig. Gen. Agung Sabar Santoso said the police were currently investigating the cause of the blast.

The dead and injured were taken to Bhayangkara Police Hospital in Kendari.

The incident took place during a two-week training workshop for the security staff of Haluoleo University.

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