Melfort-area teen lost hand in explosion
A Saskatchewan teenager lost one of his hands and severely injured the other when a homemade bomb exploded, CBC News has learned.
The explosion happened June 13 on a farm near Silver Park, a village about 26 kilometres south of Melfort.
Two 14-year-old boys were injured and taken to a local hospital, with one of them being transferred to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.
RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Carole Raymond would not provide any details about the boy's injuries, but described them as "life altering."
The boy who lost his hand may not regain the use of the other, CBC has been told.
The other 14-year-old received less serious injuries, but required surgery. A 16-year-old who was also present was not injured.
Police said the boys were working on a small homemade explosive device when it went off.
The RCMP said they do not believe there was any criminal intent. No charges have been laid.