Srikakulam: Two students of a government upper primary school suffered burn injuries when two country-made bombs exploded near the school premises at Geddalapadu village under Santhakaviti police station limits in Srikakulam district on Thursday morning.

The injured students have been identified as Bongu Tirupati Rao, a Class- VII student and Challa Raju, a Class-VI student.

The eyewitnesses said that the incident took place when the two students went to an isolated place near the school premises to attend nature’s call.

The duo found an object wrapped with a plastic cover at the place. As the students failed to understand that the object was a country-made bomb, one of the students took the object and later he threw a stone on the object, which exploded with a huge sound.

The injured students were shifted to a hospital at Srikakulam Town for treatment. Severely injured Tirupati Rao was shifted to King George Hospital in Vizag city.

Sub-Inspector of Santhakaviti Police Station, N Kameswara Rao said the condition of injured students said to be out of danger.

The police have registered a case and investigation is on to nab the people who placed the crude bombs near the school premises.

The locals said that some wild boar hunters placed the crude bombs at the location to kill the wild animals as the demand for wild boar meat has increased in the region.

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