Cambodia: 500 UXOs found in Banteay Meanchey in the first six months of this year

In the first six months of this year, demining specialists in Banteay Meanchey province found about 500 units of unexploded ordnance (UXO). In the past five years, explosive remnants of war have killed six people and injured 13 others, officials said.

Speaking at a June 29 ceremony to raise awareness about the dangers caused by UXOs, deputy provincial governor Ly Sary detailed efforts to eliminate this danger.

“In the first six months of this year, 56 minefields have been cleared, a total area of 3,535sq km. Teams found 270 anti-personal mines, four anti-tank mines and 227 explosive remnants of war,” he said.

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Source: The Phnom Penh Post