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Treacherous walk: Tripped mine injures three, one severely

Three men were injured on Monday afternoon after one of them stepped on a landmine in Battambang province’s Samlot district.

Moeurn Muth, chief of staff for the district police, yesterday said Soy Kosal, 25, Sok Chhoan, 28, and Nuon Kim, 27, had been clearing a forest to cultivate corn.

When returning home on an old path, Soy Kosal stepped on a landmine, sustaining serious injuries to his right leg.

The other two men suffered slight wounds to their hands and legs.

“Soy Kosal stepped on the mine and detonated it. His right leg may be amputated,” said Moeurn Muth.  

He added that the landmine was leftover from wartime.

Chhiv Lim, project manager for the Cambodia Mine Victims Information System, said in 2011 there had been 211 landmine victims, with 43 having died, 135 wounded and 33 becoming disabled.

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