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UXO kills one, injures two others in Pailin

One man was killed and two teenagers injured on Sunday while cleaning unexploded ordnance they found just past the border of Pailin, in Thailand’s Chanthaburi province.

Sot Phy, 27, was killed on the spot, while a 14- and 16-year-old were badly injured.

“The two were seriously injured and sent to Chanthaburi hospital,” Stung Kach commune administration police chief, Yan Yung, said.

All three are from Kampong Cham province and were working at a Thai market adjacent to the border, he said.

For unknown reasons, the group had been walking in the heavily mined forest along the Thai-Cambodian border when they came across the UXO.

“They saw the rocket and cleaned it, causing it to explode and leading to the casualties,” Yung said.

Hoy Het, Sala Krao district police chief, said that he was seeking access to the teenagers, who are in hospital in Thailand.



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