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article imageYoung girls find live ammo in German Easter bonfire

By Anne Sewell     Apr 24, 2014 in Crime
Twistringen - Two 12-year-old German girls foiled a potential disaster over the Easter weekend by finding a branch containing live ammunition in the pile of wood to be used for a celebration bonfire.
Nane and Charlotte were playing on the pile of wood which was to be used for an Easter bonfire a couple of days later, a popular tradition in Germany, to be held at a shooting club in Twistringen, Lower Saxony.
The girls discovered a branch, approximately 20 centimeters in length, buried in the pile. Someone had drilled nine holes through the piece of wood and had inserted machine gun cartridges.
The bonfire event was due to take place on Easter Sunday and past events of this nature have typically seen around 70 children attending.
Police were called to the shooting club and Diepholz police spokesman Andrik Hackmann said in a press statement that something like this does not happen by accident. According to the police if the fire had been lit with the cartridges in place, many people could have been severely injured.
So far police have no suspect and no clues as to who placed the log in the pile.
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