Tuesday, 26 April 2011

11 Cambodians killed, 50 injured by landmines in Q1


via CAAI

English.news.cn   2011-04-25

PHNOM PENH, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia has seen 61 landmine casualties in the first three months of this year, of the figure, 11 people were killed and other 50 injured, a report said on Monday.

According to the report from the Cambodian Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Victim Information System, from 1979 to March 2011, a total of 63,867 mine/ERW casualties were recorded. Of the casualties, 19,586 killed and 44,281 injured from mine/ERW accidents.

Cambodia is one of most mine affected nations in the world as result of 30 years of armed conflict.

Mines had been laid in Cambodia during the decades of chronic conflicts from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s.

Cambodia's five most mine-laid provinces are Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey, Pailin and Preah Vihear.

Editor: Mu Xuequan

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