An official says seven people were killed when a World War II bomb they found in a river exploded in western Myanmar.
A security official told The Associated Press on Thursday that the dead included two children. He asked not be identified because he did not have clearance to speak to the media.
The seven found the bomb floating in a river in Rakhine state Wednesday and it exploded when they retrieved it from the water.
Occupying Japanese forces and colonial British troops fought in the area during World War II. Bombs from the era are still found in Myanmar, but this is the most deadly in recent decades.
Myanmar was known as Burma at the time.