Myanmar: 2 Mädchen sterben bei Explosion einer Landmine
Ein weiteres Kind, das unverletzt überlebte, erklärte, dass die zwei Mädchen einen Gegenstand aufheben wollten, der zunächst wie eine Batterie aussah. Es handelte sich dabei vermutlich um eine selbstgebaute Mine.
RANGOON — Two young girls, aged 13 and 8, have died after accidentally detonating a landmine near a small village in central Shan State.
The victims died at the bank of the Tein Creek, on the outskirts of Mat Lan village in Laihka Township. According to a third child, who was with the pair and survived the blast unscathed, the girls found what appeared to be a motorbike battery that exploded when they touched it, sending shrapnel through the air and killing both instantly. .
“We’re still investigating to find out which group this mine belongs to,” local police Lieutenant Hsan Lwin told The Irrawaddy. “ The child who survived the blast said it was a small battery. It is unacceptable that innocent children have met their ends like this. I feel sorry that innocent civilians have fallen prey to armed conflicts.”