Combodia: Tractor hits anti-tank mine, Preah Vihear’s sixth death this year

A landmine killed a man on May 22 while he was operating a power tiller to plough a rice field in Sro Em commune’s Stung Khieu Techo village of Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district.

Deputy district governor Linh Yut told The Post on May 23 that the 29-year-old victim, Ry Lin, lived in Anlong village of the district’s Kantuot commune.

“The victim went to work ploughing the field and unfortunately he hit an anti-tank mine buried there, leaving him dead from the explosion – one powerful enough to completely destroy the power tiller in the blast as well, so it’s likely he died instantly,” he said.

Image:  The Phnom Penh Post

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Source: The Phnom Penh Post