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Two die in Solomon Islands bomb blast

Police investigate the scene of a blast in Bangkok on August 2, 2019. At least two small bombs rattled the Thai capital as it hosted a regional summit attended by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that left two people wounded. Photo: AFP / Lillian Suwanrumpha. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

HONIARA, Sep 21, 2020, RNZ. Two people in Solomon Islands have died after suffering injuries from a bomb blast in Honiara, Radio New Zealand reported.

Police said the two, an Australian and a British citizen, were working for a Norwegian aid agency conducting a survey on unexploded ordnances.

Inspector Clifford Tunuki said police were working overnight to clear the site of the explosion, which took place in a residential area in west Honiara.

Investigators will try to determine why explosives were present at a block of residential flats, which also serve as the project office.

The project aims to locate unexploded bombs dating back to the Second World War.

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