Sulah’s three-year-old sister found a hand grenade...
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Ajdabiya, Libya. Shada Yonis brought a live grenade into the living room where her family and some children from next door were watching television.
She pulled out the arming pin. Her father grabbed it and
tried to save those present by shielding the grenade with his body. The power of the blast killed him, Shada and her five-year-old friend instantly.
In the photograph of accident scene at the bottom of the page, the shape of Sulah's father where he took the shrapnel is clearly visible.
Eight-year-old Sulah (above) survived, but suffered serious internal injuries, which required a series of operations.
Sulah's uncle, pictured with him, said: "This is such a tragedy. Two families have been devastated. Children don't know any better and I hope this horrible incident will be a lesson to others. I am glad MAG is here to clear these bombs and things. It has been so terrible."
Survivors said that forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi had occupied the house and used it to store ammunition. The family thought they had cleared all of the remaining munitions.
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