Pursat Man Loses Leg in Mine Explosion

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Pursat Man Loses Leg in Mine Explosion

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:07 pm

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Cambodia Breaking News (Pursat): On October 8, 2019, at 08:30 am, there was a mine explosion causing a man to get seriously injured in Ekapheap village, Veal Veng district, Pursat.
The victim, Chorn Vireak, 29 years old, lost part of his leg in the explosion. He was sent to the hospital in Thailand.
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Post by AndyKK » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:20 pm

I don't want to come accross has ignorant but are we talking landmine? If so does that area fall into the K5 what is now supposedly clear.
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Re: Pursat Man Loses Leg in Mine Explosion

Post by AndyKK » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:22 pm

Also adding hope the man is recovering well.
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Re: Pursat Man Loses Leg in Mine Explosion

Post by John Bingham » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:44 pm

AndyKK wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:20 pm
I don't want to come accross has ignorant but are we talking landmine? If so does that area fall into the K5 what is now supposedly clear.
No, Veal Veng district is about 50km from the border. There are old battlefields/ former army bases all over the province and it's difficult if not impossible to completely clear all mines. I'm surprised it's so rare now that an incident like this gets in the news.
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Re: Pursat Man Loses Leg in Mine Explosion

Post by timmydownawell » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:13 pm

I just read there were about 100 victims last year, down from 1000 victims in 2000. Still a lot of work to be done though.
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