Kolumbien: Sechs Menschen fallen im Monat September Landminen zum Opfer


Die kolumbianische Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen berichtet von sechs Zivilisten, darunter Kinder und Jugendliche, die im Monat September Landminen zum Opfer fallen. (in Englisch)


(c) Campana Colombiana Contra Minas

(18.10.2013)

September: 6 landmines victims registered

September 1, 2013. A man was injured by an anti-personnel landmine in the municipality of Tame, in the village of Santa Luisa, in the department of Arauca. The man was hunting close to the Sitacabe River with his brother and his stepfather. The huntsman was walking when he stepped on dead leaves, which suddenly activated the anti-personnel landmine. The man was injured by wounds in his legs.

September 2, 2013. A fourteen year old boy died after stepping on an anti-personnel landmine in a village called El Pánico, in the municipality of Tierralta, close to the Verde River, in the department of Córdoba. The boy was seriously injured and died after 4 hours while he was being carried in a hammock towards the San José Hospital in the Frasquillo Port, 27 kilometers away from the urban perimeter of Tierralta. The boy died before arriving at the hospital due to serious injuries to his left leg.

The incident occurred when the boy walked up a hill behind his house in order to get a cell phone signal to talk with his parents. His sister, who is 27 years old, was also lacerated in her extremities. She was transferred to a care center in Monteria.

September 2, 2013. A 27 year old woman was injured by an anti-personnel landmine in the municipality of Tierralta, in the village of El Pánico close to the Verde River, in the department of Córdoba.

September 4, 2013. A 19 year old indigenous man survived an anti-personnel landmine in a rural area of the municipality of Rio Iró, in the department of Chocó. The man was transferred from the Health Secretary of Chocó to Medellín.

Source: Bulletin of Campaña Colombiana Contra Minas, 18 Oct 2013


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