Cambodia: Deminers warn public on post-flood explosives risks


The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) instructed the capital and provincial mine action committees to take any measures necessary to prevent any danger to the public from unexploded ordnance (UXO) in areas where flooding has occurred following reports by authorities of loose UXO spotted floating through floodwaters.

The CMAA cited a notice issued by the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology alerting the public about a low-pressure system that was affecting Cambodia’s weather and making it a near-certainty that rain will fall on most of the Kingdom’s territory in the coming days.

This weather system has already caused some flooding in Phnom Penh, Kandal, Kampong Speu, Pursat, Battambang, Pailin, Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Oddar Meanchey, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk provinces.

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Source: The Phnom Penh Post