Zypern: Farmer fährt über Landmine

Der Farmer war gerade dabei, sein Land in der Nähe der Grenze zu kultivieren, als er über eine Mine von 1974 fuhr. Er blieb zum Glück unverletzt. (auf Englisch)


A Greek Cypriot farmer drove on Monday over a landmine planted in 1974 as he was cultivating his fields next to the buffer zone separating the government controlled area of Cyprus from the Turkish-controlled part of Cyprus.

The farmer suffered a shock from the explosion but was otherwise unhurt. His tractor sustained extensive damage, authorities said.

The mine is believed to have been washed by rainwater from a minefield of the Turkish army, which controlled northern part of Cyprus in 1974, reacting to a coup engineered by officers of the Greek military junta.

A United Nations spokesman said the incident happened only meters outside the buffer zone which is controlled by the UN military force in Cyprus.

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