Anti-Tank Mine Kills 5, Wounds 9 In Cambodia

May 3, 2010 9:34 a.m. EST Phnom Penh, Cambodia (AHN) - An anti-tank mine exploded over the weekend in Cambodia, killing five plantation workers and injuring nine others.


The incident occurred when a vehicle carrying the victims accidentally drove over the mine as they were headed home from work in the Sala Krao district of Palin province., deputy secretary general of Mine Action Authority Leng Sochea said Monday.
The blast killed three people on the spot; the other two died in the hospital.
Based on figures from the Cambodian Mine/ERW Victim Information Service released in February, the number of Cambodians injured by landmines and unexploded ordnance dropped 12 per cent in 2009 from 2008.
It said a total of 243 people were killed or injured in 2009 by explosive remnants of war, down from 271 the previous year.

Von:, 03.05.2010

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