Myanmar: Mro woman lost eyesight, one leg in landmine blast in Rakhine State

An ethnic Mro woman, who is recovering at Sittwe general hospital after hit by a landmine explosion, lost her eyesight and one of her legs to severe injuries.

Khin San May went to collect firewood from a hill near to Khapaw village on 4 January when she stepped over a landmine at around 12 noon.

She was rushed to Kyauktaw hospital after the incident and later taken to Sittwe hospital by a car on 5 January for better treatments.

The number of landmine blast casualties in Rakhine State has been increasing lately, but the government is yet to take the matter seriously. The authority has no effective policy to prevent landmine injuries to the civilians, alleged local civil society groups.

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Source: BNI News