Two sappers killed, four injured in explosion in south Poland

Two sappers killed, four injured in explosion in south Poland Hanna Bardo/PAP

Two sappers lost their lives and four were injured, including two seriously, in an explosion that took place in a forest near the south-Polish town of Kuznia Raciborska on Tuesday, the Polsat News TV channel has reported, quoting the Government Security Centre.

The soldiers were defusing the unexploded munition that had been discovered three days earlier.

"The forest is full of unexploded ordnance. It has been a problem for this place since the war," PAP was told by Kuznia Raciborska mayor, Pawel Macha.

At the moment the area has been sectioned off by the army.

Earlier, it was reported that six soldiers were injured in the blast, including one seriously.