Cambodia: 500 UXO units found in Battambang riverbank


More than 500 units of unexploded ordnance (UXO) were discovered by a resident in the riverbank of Stung Sangke River in Phlov Meas commune’s Phlov Meas village in Battambang province’s Ratanak Mondol district.

District police chief Sorn Nil told The Post on June 9 that after being alerted to the UXO units, he ordered commune police to guard the munitions and request the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) in the province to defuse and remove them from the riverbank.

He said police have secured the area and are guarding the munitions. The munitions were found on June 8 by a 43-year-old villager, Yav Youn, while he was fishing.

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Source: The Phnom Penh Post