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Anti-tank mine kills boy in Battambang

Anti-tank mine kills boy in Battambang

A TEENAGE boy and two cows were killed instantly when one of the cows stepped on an anti-tank mine in Battambang province’s Banan district, local officials said. Yet Yong, 17, was found dead in a rice field on Wednesday approximately 30 metres from the site of the explosion, Banan district police chief Buth Sambo said. “His face was badly scarred, and he had wounds all over his body,” Buth Sambo said. The two cows, he said, had been blown into small pieces. Pring Pannharith, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre’s demining unit manager in Battambang, said the explosion had created a crater more than 2 metres deep. Battambang suffered 32 casualties from unexploded ordnances in the first seven months of 2010, he said.