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Child injured after soda bottle explosion in Lowell

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LOWELL, Mass. (WHDH) - Police in Lowell say they responded to a report of an explosion at the school on Carter Street Monday afternoon.

The Massachusetts Fire Marshall said a chemical reaction bomb, also known as a soda bottle bomb, went off and injured Nick Desanogueira, a child.

“He has severe burns on his eyes. Thank God the paramedics who treat him right on the spot did such a wonderful job,” Nick’s father, Djiar Desanogueira, said.

Nick said he was walking home from school with friends when they saw the bottle.

"There was a bottle on the floor. One of my friends picked it up, and they saw it fizzing, so they threw it, and it exploded," he said.

Now Nick is hoping for his eye to get better. "I'd like to have no pain at all."

Police said their suspect is a juvenile who now faces several charges including possession of an explosive device.

Djiar Desanogueira says the suspect intended to throw the bomb at a teacher but hit his son instead.
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