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Lowell boy injured by homemade soda-bottle bomb

LOWELL, Mass. — An 11-year-old Lowell boy suffered minor burns and got chemicals in his eyes when another boy threw a homemade soda-bottle bomb near him.

The injured boy, Nicholas Desanogueira, is a student at the Butler Middle School who walks past the other school on his way home each afternoon, according to his 16-year-old sister, who spoke on behalf of the family.

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The girl said her brother did not know the other boy, who threw the device Monday just as her brother was walking by.

The family tells The Sun that Nicholas was treated at a hospital but suffered no permanent damage to his eyes.

Police said the juvenile boy who allegedly threw the device faces charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of an explosive device.

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