|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:46:18 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Culebra (PR) tourist injured by white phosphorous shell|
Tourist in Puerto Rico injured by live munition By DANICA COTO Associated Press March 22, 2013SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Authorities in Puerto Rico said Friday that a young tourist was burned after she picked up an old shell containing white phosphorous dropped by the U.S. Navy when it used the island of Culebra for bombing practice.
The accident occurred as the girl's family waited to board the ferry in Culebra to return to the main island of Puerto Rico on Thursday, police officer Mario Alvarez told The Associated Press.
"She was carrying it in her hand," he said. "It dropped on the floor and activated itself."
The girl was burned, although the extent of her injury was unclear, Alvarez said. Authorities said they believe the girl was 7 years old, but her name and exact age were unknown because her family initially refused medical treatment for her in Culebra.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_22851321/tourist-puerto- rico-injured-by-live-munition
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