Cambodia: Another UXO, another victim

An anti-tank landmine exploded on Friday (Jan. 26) in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district killing one and injuring another seriously.

The official report states that two men drove a tractor into the forest on Friday morning (Jan. 25) to cut wood for charcoal production.  They took a different route out of the forest and ran over a land mine. It exploded.

Cambodian Mine Action Center Director General Heng Ratana: “At the time of incident [9:30am] no one could reach the site as it is a remote area and still uncleared of landmines …  This [landmine] is a remnant of the war. Let us promote peace and avoid war.”

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Source: Khmer Times